Firefighting Centre

Hands-on training in modern marine fire-fighting techniques

Hands-on firefighting training

The Australian Maritime College Fire Fighting Centre is 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 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.

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