Duration: 16 Hours
Commonwealth Of Dominica Approved
The Basic Fire fighting course deals with learning how to react in the event of a fire aboard ship. The trainee who successfully completes the course will be trained to react in the correct manner in the event of an out break of fire, to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship, and to use the fire fighting appliances correctly. The trainee will also learn to state and demonstrate that he/she has acquired knowledge and skills which, in some instances, will enable them to identify and correct defects and thus prevent fire from occurring. One day is devoted to theory in the class room lecture and one day is devoted to fieldwork. The day of fieldwork will put the theoretical knowledge learned to fight actual fires.
NOTE: Information on lodging at the academy will be provided during the course or can be found in the Off-site Training Facilities section of this catalog. For the practical portion of the course, beards and heavy facial hair are not permitted on students taking this program. For safety reasons, there are no exceptions to this rule.