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DFB External Training,
O’Brien Institute,
Malahide Road,
Dublin 3.


(+353 1) 222 4199


STCW Basic Firefighting and Fire Prevention Course (3 Day)

Course overview

This course is specifically designed to meet the requirements of Section A-V1/1 of the STCW(Standards Of Training Certification & Watchkeeping) code. It will take the student through a range of fire related topics covering emergency and non- emergency duties. On completion it will give the student the range of knowledge and skills to recognise and deal with an outbreak of fire and become part of a team that will effectively deal with an on board emergency. Picture 007

Who should attend?

The course is open to all persons who are undergoing initial training as officer candidates, trainee ratings and those who wish to take up employment as seafarers. This course forms part of the initial mandatory basic safety training for seafarers and for those being assigned emergency duties.

Course Programme

The duration of the course is 3 days and will include topics such as:

  • Theory of combustion
  • Classes of fire and extinguishers
  • Shipboard emergencies and organisation
  • Ship construction and fire spread
  • Fixed installations and fire hazards
  • Use of breathing apparatus and firefighting media
  • Search procedures and firefighting tactics
  • Fire prevention and evacuation.

Next Course

Please contact us to get more information on upcoming courses.


The training staff that conducted our course was, without any exception, the most professional, competent and knowledgeable training staff that I have ever had the privilege of being tutored by.

All the exercises, while both demanding and challenging were extremely beneficial and as real as one could possibly get on board vessels. All participants agreed that their resolve and confidence in their own ability’s to react and perform in such instances were dramatically enhanced with all exercises.

I will be recommending your establishment to my senior management for any future courses that all our marine personnel must complete over the foreseeable future.

– James Kennedy | Marine Operative Team Leader | Dublin Port Company


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How to book?

Our booking team is available to discuss the course in more detail with you and how it can meet your training needs.

We can also provide bespoke training programmes for your organisation, incorporating this course and other relevant courses.

Available dates and course fees are given on request.

Call us today on (01) 222 4199 or click here to request a call back.

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