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


(+353 1) 222 4199


STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Course (5 Day)

Course Overview

The course is specifically designed to meet the requirements of Table A-V1/3 and Table V1/3 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. The course covers procedures for firefighting procedures at sea and in port with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command and control. Picture 007

On completion it will give the student the knowledge and skills required to effectively respond to and manage an emergency aboard a ship incorporating the use of breathing apparatus and fire extinguishing media. It will prepare the student in maintaining their vessel to an acceptable level of operational readiness in the event of an on board fire or emergency.

Who Should Attend?

Candidates will have already completed their basic firefighting and fire prevention course and have undergone a medical to ensure fitness to attend or be in possession of a valid ENG 11. The course fulfils the STCW firefighting requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Competency as a deck or engineer officer and for crew designated to control firefighting operations. Their current discharge book and/or photo identification are required for registration.

Course Programme

  • The use of Breathing Apparatus
  • Fire Investigation
  • Firefighting tactics
  • Flashover and Backdraught
  • Hot and humid atmospheres
  • Role of external agencies
  • Marine report writing
  • Hazardous substances
  • Fuel/electrical systems and fires
  • Fire prevention and non-emergency duties
  • Marine ventilation
  • Ships plans and contingencies
  • Precautions in storage and handling
  • Use of foam
  • Process Hazards

All our firefighting courses are carried out in Dublin Fire Brigade’s Training centre using our dedicated multi-storey steel ship simulation module, confined spaces training compartments and fire behaviour training modules.

Next Course

Please contact us for more information on upcoming course dates.


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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