Advanced Marine Firefighter
This course provides information on how to prevent and control fires aboard ship through the proper organization of fire parties, proper use of the fixed systems, proper operation of the detection systems, proper selection of appliances and determination of the causes of fire. Subject areas covered are: marine incident command, fire fighting tactics, water application and ship stability, ventilation techniques, marine fire fighter safety, marine fire fighters and hazardous materials, coordination with shore-based fire fighters, preparation of contingency plans, strategy and tactics for shipboard fire control, and field exercises to test the skills of each student.
This course will review fire behavior, principles of teamwork and-communication, fire streams and extinguishing agents, PPE and ICS.
Basic Marine Firefighter
This course IS USCG & STCW approved.
Any applicant who has successfully completed this course will satisfy the Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(l)(2); and the Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(g) and 10.401(g)(1) for a license.
All students will be required to furnish their own firefighting PPE with the exception of SCBA. LSU FETI will furnish the SCBA if/when needed. Students may also want to bring sun screen, extra clothes, and a photo ID.
Any applicant who has successfully completed this 36-hour Advanced Marine Fire Fighting course will satisfy the Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR10.205(l)(2); and the Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(g) and 10.401(g) (1)for a license.
Proper attire must be worn at all times during the class. Long pants shall be worn at all times. T-shirts are permitted to be worn, permitted the shirt is full length (no cut-off shirts) and has a full sleeve. (Long- sleeved shirts are recommended) Tank tops are not to be worn. Open toed shoes are not permitted (safety toes are not required).
All students should be in good health and must be willing to submit to medical monitoring by FETI staff. Medical monitoring will be discussed on the opening morning of the class.