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Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher (FF-ADV-REF)

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Course Description

The two-day (16-hour) advanced firefighting refresher and revalidation course, also called an AFF Refresher course, is intended to provide refresher training for personnel who will command firefighting efforts on board the vessel. The course is designed to fulfill the training requirements of the 2010 Amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Code, as outlined in CG-CVC Policy Letter No. 12-07.


What You Will Learn

A successful trainee will demonstrate knowledge and skill in command and control procedures related to the management of shipboard firefighting through the following:

  • Pre-fire planning
  • Organization
  • Tactics
  • Crew training

Due to the above goals, our AFF refresher course focuses on exercises that expand your skill set and confidence in these areas.

What You Should Bring

Attendees at the MITAGS campus should bring work clothes as the STCW advanced firefighting refresher class will attempt to visit a ship in the port of Baltimore for practical exercises.

Learn more about our advanced firefighting refresher course in Maryland by viewing our available sessions.

Advanced Firefighting Refresher Class Requirements

The requirements for our advanced firefighting refresher class include the successful completion of an advanced firefighting course that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) approves. Our class will provide you with the necessary experience and knowledge to submit an application for renewal with the USCG.

To renew your STCW advanced firefighting license with the USCG, you will need to provide proof of the following:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Medical certificate
  • Merchant Marine Licensing and Documentation (MMLD)

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may supplement the requirement with a valid Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).

Where to Take an Advanced Firefighting Refresher or Revalidation Class

At MITAGS-PMI, we provide our advanced firefighting refresher or revalidation class at our state-of-the-art campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The facility is within driving distance to the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), as it is less than five miles away and accessible via public transportation. We also maintain a three-star hotel for your comfort and convenience.

How to Register for an Advanced Firefighting Refresher Course in Maryland

Reserve your spot in our advanced firefighting refresher course in Maryland by selecting a suitable session and adding it to your cart. After creating an account, you will provide payment and will be ready to make further plans to attend our STCW advanced firefighting refresher class. If you have questions, however, contact our knowledgeable team.

Course Dates

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MITAGS - Linthicum Heights, MD


PMI - Seattle, WA


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