Advanced Firefighting – MCA
The Advanced Firefighting – MCA course empowers mariners with the knowledge and skills required to establish a practical shipboard fire prevention program. Through engaging in classroom lectures, tabletop exercises, and hands-on experiences, students actively develop the ability to organize firefighting teams and promptly respond to fires onboard. This comprehensive course includes specialized modules that specifically address fire protection measures for yachts, cruise ships, and foreign-flagged vessels. By fulfilling the requirements of STCW-95 for advanced firefighting, participants can seamlessly apply their training towards obtaining a United Kingdom Certificate of Competency.
Crew members of Private yachts and Foreign Flagged Vessels can actively participate in this course. It offers the essential training required to comply with the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW), specifically Regulation VI/3, Paragraph 1 and table A-VI/3. By completing this course, individuals gain the necessary qualifications for license upgrade and renewal. With a focus on active learning and practical application, participants can enhance their skills and stay up-to-date with industry standards.
Upon completion, the students will acquire the skills needed to develop a realistic shipboard fire prevention program. This course also allows the crew to effectively organize firefighting operations to optimize their limited resources. Even with limited resources, the crew can respond successfully to a fire aboard their ship.
In order to enroll in the training, trainees must possess a current STCW certification. They are also required to submit a copy of their Basic Firefighting Certificate and present a valid passport for identification purposes. It is important to note that the MCA mandates the inclusion of the passport number on the certificate. By meeting these requirements, trainees actively demonstrate their eligibility and readiness for the course, allowing them to enhance their firefighting skills and knowledge effectively.
** Note: Completed onboard training in the following areas:
- Fire-fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organization, tactics, and command
- Communication and coordination during fire-fighting operations
- Ventilation control, including smoke extraction
- Control of fuel and electrical systems
- Fire-fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires)
- Fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials
- Management and control of injured persons
- Procedures for coordination with shore-based firefighter
MCA Certificate: STCW Training in Advanced Fire Fighting
MCA Certificate Extension: Resolve AFF approval certificate 4695 August 2023
Requirements for STCW Officer Endorsement.