Course Description


Using a combination of practical sessions, theoretical classroom lessons and demonstrations, the course provides you with the essential information to understand how to minimise the risk of fires on board and to know what fire safety equipment is carried onboard. You will also learn about procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations as well as how to fight and extinguish fires on board.

3 Days
INR 18,500 (Package of 4 courses)
20 Candidates

Learning objectives


The 3-day STCW Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention course contains but is not limited to:

  • The dangers of fire on board a vessel
  • Common sources of ignition and fire
  • The fire triangle
  • The dangers of combustion by-products, e.g. smoke, gas
  • How fire spreads and fire containment
  • Emergency installations on board – e.g. detection and alarm, automatic extinguishers, pumps, lighting
  • Engine room fires
  • Types of extinguishers
  • Flashover and backdraft
  • Hose running
  • Physiology of respiration
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Casualty handling
  • Search and rescue

Candidates will use portable firefighting equipment, fire hoses, fixed installations and breathing apparatus to tackle a number of different fire situations.

Pre-Course Requirements

Participants must be medically fit. Candidates undergoing firefighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to consider whilst attending this physically demanding course.

Assessment and Certification


Continuous practical assessment with full and active debriefing of exercises.
Following successful completion of the course, you will receive an DG Shipping approved STCW certificate in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2).


E-Learning and Exit Examination


Please note that all exit exams are now conducted online the DGS website and can only be attempted once the candidates have complete the requisite e-learning hours on the DGS website.

Candidates are allowed a total of three attempts only. If you do not pass on the third attempt, that particular course has to be repeated after paying the full course fees again. 

Note: As per DGS instructions it is mandatory to attempt the exit exams from the institute.