There is no more terrifying hazard that confronts commercial seamen and commercial ships than fire at sea. To prevent this catastrophic emergency, every seaman is trained in Basic Fire Fighting. Each is expected to pay constant attention to fire prevention, and to be capable of serving as an effective member of a fire response team.
These realities are reflected in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) that have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its member nations. Competence in Basic Fire Fighting is one of four core elements of the Basic Safety Training that all ships are now required to provide, and all seamen are obligated to achieve.
Using this Product
Intended for use by commercial marine industry and seagoing recreational vessels, this training program is based on requirements set forth in Table VI of the STCW Code, as amended in 1995. Consisting of DVD training media, an audio-visual Test and a Workbook, the product offers training, testing and assessment features that facilitate compliance with the International Safety Management (ISM) and STCW codes.
Content is organized into three segments.
How to Use This Program Shipboard Fire Fighting Organization Escape Routes Periodic Fire Drills The Elements of Fire & Explosion Fuel, Heat, Oxygen Types & Sources of Ignition The Three Methods of Fire Spread Classes of Fire
Extinguishing Agents Discovery of Fire Immediate Actions Fight & Extinguish Fires Fire Fighter's Outfit Personal Equipment Fire Fighting Equipment & Appliances
Portable Fire Extinguishers Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Fire Fighting Methods
Crew members should be assigned to watch Basic Fire Fighting, Parts 1, 2 and 3 then view the audio-visual test while recording their answers to the test questions.
Answer sheets and Certificates of Completion should be signed by each crewmember, his or her supervisor and by the captain, and maintained with crew records. Crewmembers are encouraged to keep copies of the Certificate of Completion with their personal records as well.
Photocopy master versions of the answer sheet and Certificate of Completion can be found in the back of this Workbook. Remove these pages and create as many copies as you require. You also have the option of removing the answer sheet at the back of the Workbook before it is issued to crew personnel. DVD-Video.