Methanol Fire Fighting Strategies

Methanol Fire Fighting Strategies and Tactics is a course designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the hazardous nature of methanol and can be tailored to meet specific client requirements

Participant are taken through an extensive theory based session around what makes this material different from any other on board materials, the uniqueness of this material and what are the potential exposure risks for crew members.

The theory is supported by practical application utilising the various live fire training equipment to create fires that can be attacked allowing participants to experience a variety of equipment.  The practical training will provide participants a firsthand understanding the different operational tactics and techniques that can be used to assist dealing with these types of unique emergencies.

Course Entry Prerequisite

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided at enrolment point of the following:

– STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Certificate

Course Dates

This course is scheduled on demand.  Email:


1 day

Course Fee

By quotation

Course Outline

Course outline available to download that the following link: Methanol Fire Fighting Strategies and Tactics


Participants who satisfactorily complete the course and provide documentary evidence to satisfy the course entry prerequisite will be issued:

  • AMC Methanol Fire Fighting Training Certificate

100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required in order to successfully complete the course and qualify for the issue of the course Certificate.

Course Feedback

AMC commenced Methanol Fire Training in August 2015.   The course has received high praise from industry, participant feedback included the following comments:

  • “This was an excellent, well-focused course. Perfect structure/content for our needs.”
  • “The course was excellent, learnt a lot. Made me rethink about fire and methanol.”
  • “Very relevant to our operation, very informative particularly the medical action required “following an incident.”
  • “Well organised and executed.”
  • “The experience of the lecturers is clear. Their desire for us to take relevant knowledge back to our vessel and apply it to the work place was also apparent.”
  • “Really enjoyed myself, well set up.”
  • “Great course.”

Location Information

This course conducted at the AMC Fire Fighting Centre, however course participants are based at the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Campus in Launceston Tasmania.

The AMC Fire Fighting Centreis located at Bell Bay, 40km north of the main Newnham campus.  Staffed by experienced officers, and equipped with a wide range of modern fire fighting equipment, the centre is used to provide students with practical hands-on training in modern marine fire fighting techniques.

Specialised areas provide for fighting liquid and gas fires, fires in helicopters, as well as fires within ships’ superstructures using self-contained breathing apparatus. Trainees receive both theoretical and practical training at the centre.   AMCS provides fire fighting training at the centre to marine industry personal in a range of courses.

Accommodation Options

Whilst the course is conducted at the AMC Fire Ground, AMCS recommend participants are accommodated on-campus, or in the Launceston are.  Accommodation options are available here.

Participants arriving at Launceston Airport should make their way to the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Drive, Newnham.  Taxi fare from the airport is approximately $55.00.

Parking:  Complimentary car parking is provided on campus in areas designated to AMCS participants and clients.