STCW 3 Fire prevention and firefighting
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
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.