Basic Marine Firefighter

Course Description:

This is a 24 hour course designed as an introductory course for anyone working in a marine environment whose job requires membership on a firefighting team. This course covers basic theories in firefighting in a marine environment as well as teamwork and communication. This course is USCG and STCW approved.

Course will prepare the student to prevent, control, and extinguish maritime fires utilizing various techniques. Subjects covered include: fire behavior, heat transfer, classifications of fire, extinguishing agents, portable fire extinguishers, and field exercises that test the skills of the student to successfully extinguish a fire utilizing given resources.

Certification Information:

Any applicant who successfully completes this course will satisfy:

(1) the Basic Safety Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(l)(2); --AND-- (2) the Basic Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(g) and 10.401(g)(1) for a license; --AND-- (3) the Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 13.113(d)(2) (i)(A), 13.113(e)(1)(i)(A) or (B), 13.201(e), 13.301(e), 13.401(d) or 13.501(e) for any tankerman endorsement.

Class Information:

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. Stu-dents may also want to bring sun screen, extra clothes, and a photo ID.

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).

HEALTH: 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.