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Combined Basic & Advanced Firefighting (STCW 2010) | SMS | Lafayette, LA

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  • Prerequisites
     These courses are intended as basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board 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.
  • Student Min/Max 1/24
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Course Information

  • Additional Schedule Details
    Enrollment: All students must produce the following prior to the onset of training - Valid (photographic) government identification. Registration begins at 7 AM each day.  The course ends at 4 PM CST on the same day.

    Attendance Requirements: Daily attendance and 100% participation in each module is required to obtain this certification.

    Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.
  • Course duration 40 hrs
  • Course Summary

    The Firefighting-Basic/Advanced Combo course is part of the STCW-2010 program. Seafarers designated to control firefighting operations will be given 40hrs of advanced training in techniques for fighting fires with particular emphasis on organization, tactics, and command.

  • Target Audience offshore & onshore employees
  • Theory Learning Objectives
    Students must meet the minimum standards of competence set out in the STCW Code. In accordance with Section A-VI/1-2, Basic Firefighting, the trainee will be able to:

    -    Properly don a fire suit and use a self-contained breathing apparatus
    -    Use portable fire extinguishers to put out class A, B, And C class fire
    -    Use all-purpose nozzles for protection and putting fires out
    -    Hose team advancement with team leader giving commands
    -    Enter an internal space with SCBA and put out a fire with the fire hose
    -    Properly enter a watertight door with a fire behind the door
    -    Rescue a victim (165lb mannequin) from a smoke-filled room wearing an SCBA
    -    Take 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 ventilate and correctly overhaul a fire
    -    Effectively contain a fire and use suppression system

    In accordance with Section A-VI/3, Advanced Firefighting, the trainee will be able to:

    -    Use firefighting organization, tactics and command procedures at sea and in port
    -    Use water for fire extinguishing and under the effects on stability
    -    Communication and coordination during firefighting operations
    -    Utilize ventilation controls to limit spread of fire and limit or extract smoke
    -    Utilize fuel and electrical system controls to limit spread of fire and reduce hazards to fire fighters
    -    Understand firefighting process hazards
    -    Understand firefighting involving dangerous goods
    -    Fire precautions and hazards for storing and handling materials
    -    Manage and control of injured persons involving fire-related injuries & illnesses
    -    Procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters
    -    Preparation of contingency plans and composition and allocation of fire parties
    -    Strategies and tactics for control of fires in various parts of the ship
    -    Inspecting and servicing fire detection systems
    -    Requirements for statutory and classification surveys, and assessment of causes of incidents involving fire

  • Practical Learning Objectives None
  • Certification Details

    Course Required By: USCG

    CFR Reference: Any applicant who has successfully completed this 40hr Combined Basic and Advanced Firefighting course will satisfy:

    the Basic Safety Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(1)(2);

    the Advanced firefighting training requirements of Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code;

    the Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(g) and 10.401(g)(1) for license;

    the Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 13.113(d)(2)(1)(A), 13.113(e)(1)(i)(A) or (B), 13.20(e), 13.301(e), 13,401(e) or 13.501(e) for any tankerman endorsement

    Written Exam:  A minimum written test score of 70% is required. Students that fail the test will undergo remediation and be allowed 1 retest. A second failure requires repeating the course before they may test again. Students must satisfactorily perform hands-on evolutions as required by U.S. Coast Guard assessments.

  • Validity Period 5 Years
  • Accreditation or Standard
    • Allowed USCG
        • Cancellation Policy Cancellation fees apply if cancelled within 7 days of the course start date . The amount retained will equal 100 percent of the transaction. Any refund requests after this period are to be requested from the trainer. If approved by the trainer, remittance of refunds will be handled by the trainer outside of our site.For more details read our Refund Policy

        Site Information

        • Training Environment
          • Allowed Classroom
        • Services and Amenities
          • Allowed ADA Accessiblity
          • Allowed Restrooms
          • Allowed Emailed Certificates
          • Allowed Printed Course Materials
          • Location
            2916 North University Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA

          Other Notes

          • Items to Bring
            Please bring a government-issued ID.
          • Health and Safety Considerations
            *Safety First: Safety Management Systems (SMS) regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training.

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