STCW 4 ADVANCED FIRE FIGHTING COURSE CRITERIA
To give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:
Function: Advanced fire fighting
Competence: Control firefighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The learner understands the principals involved in controlling firefighting operations
on board a vessel
The learner is able to control firefighting operations aboard ship
The learner is able to organise and train fire parties
The learner is able to inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment
The learner is able to investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
To meet the competencies set out in Table A-VI/3.
Those undertaking this training must have completed Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI/1- 2 of the STCW Code) or similar training acceptable to the MCA.