Basic Fire Refresher (STCW 2010)



The Basic Firefighting Refresher course is part of the STCW 2010 program. Seafarers designated to participate in firefighting operations will be given 8 hrs of training in techniques for fighting fires.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with and able to:

  • Properly don a fire suit
  • Properly don and use a self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Use portable fire extinguishers to extinguish small fires
  • Extinguish extensive fires with water using jet and nozzle sprays
  • Advancement of a  hose teams with the team leader giving commands
  • Entering a smoke filled internal space with SCBA and extinguish fire with a fire hose
  • Properly entering a watertight door with a fire behind door
  • Rescuing a victim (165lb mannequin) from a smoke-filled room wearing an S.C.B.A.
  • Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency
  • Perform an emergency drill following a station bill
  • Identify what extinguishers to use on what class fire
  • Properly ventilating a fire
  • Correctly overhauling a fire

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 hrs

Course Required By:  United States Coast Guard for STCW 2010 Endorsement

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every 5 years.

Prerequisites: These courses are intended as basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity onboard ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety duties in operation of the ship. There are no particular educational requirements.

*All trainees MUST be certified by a doctor to be in good health.

Exam: A minimum written test score of 70% is required. Students who fail the test will undergo remediation and be allowed one retest. A second failure requires repeating the course before they may test again. Students must satisfactorily perform hands-on evolutions as required by USCG assessments.

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.

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