Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Course also known as:FPFF, Basic Fire

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting trains participants in the operation of fire fighting equipment and makes them aware of the fire fighting arrangements and the actions to be taken in the event of a fire on board ship.

Who should participate?

Anyone who wishes to serve on board vessels in international waters. This course is one of the components required to obtain an AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training, which is the mandatory minimum requirement in order to serve on board vessels in international waters.


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required.

Australian residents who successfully complete this course will also receive a Statement of Attainment for MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel. MARF008 is a nationally recognised unit of competency under the Australian Maritime College (RTO ID 60131).

AMSA Information

AMSA approved, in accordance with Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    February 03-05, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    June 15-17, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    October 14-16, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620

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