STCW 3 - Fire prevention & firefighting

STCW 3 - Fire prevention & firefighting


STCW 3 Fire prevention and firefighting

Course Aim

To give seafarers the essential education and training in fire prevention and firefighting meeting the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following: Table A-VI/1-2

Function: Fire prevention and fire fighting

Competence: Minimise the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire

Fight and extinguish fires

Learning Outcomes

The learner understands and can minimise the risk of fire on board.

The learner knows the on board equipment, procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations.

The learner is able to fight and extinguish fires.


16 years of age


Assessment must be through demonstration and examination, and show that they meet the competences stipulated.

The assessment system, methods and practice must be valid, reliable and authentic.


5 years