In line with section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code, the mandatory minimum training in advanced fire fighting for seafarers shall be required to demonstrate the following standard of competence:
A. Seafarers designated to control fire-fighting operations shall have successfully completed advanced training in techniques for fighting fire with particular emphasis on organization, tactics and command, and shall be required to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/3.
B. Appreciable level of knowledge and understanding of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-VI/3.
C. Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence within the previous five years, in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-VI/3.
1. Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships.
2. Organize and train fire parties.
3. Inspect and service fire-detection and fire-extinguishing systems and equipment.
4. Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire.
Assessment is continuous during the course, with a final written and practical assessment on the last day.
Successful candidates will receive certificate of proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting.
For the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
(a) Already hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code) or similar training acceptable to the STCW Standard
(b) Successfully complete an approved training programme in Advanced Fire Fighting, meeting the standards of competence specified in section A-VI/3, paragraphs 1 to 4, of the STCW Code.