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STCW Basic and Advanced Fire Training

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STCW courses are presented by Midwest STCW, LLC.


National Maritime Center approved Basic and Advanced Firefighting training.

These courses meet the requirements in 46 CFR and Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)

It also meets the training requirements for: Basic fire fighting at work Explorers Guide Maritime Academy

  • Master of vessels of less than 200 GT in ocean service
  • Master or Mate on vessels over 200 GT
  • Master of Uninspected Towing Vessels
  • Licenses on mobile offshore drilling units
  • Engineer Licenses & Endorsements
  • Tankerman Endorsements



Basic Fire only - $500;

Advanced Fire only - $800;

Combined Basic and Advance at the same time - $1250


Basic & Advanced Fire Classes: Held at the  Sturgeon Bay Fire Depart, 421 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. 

Live fire field is located nearby, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235       - OR -


Fox Valley Career Center Fire Science Training Center located at; 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, IL (Currently not in service)



If you have at least 6 students, we can schedule a class to meet your time needs.


Basic Firefighting (STCW): This two day course consists of classroom lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Topics include fire chemistry, fire classification, prevention, protective clothing, portable extinguishers, breathing apparatus, fire behavior and attack, foam application, and advancing small hose lines.

 basic fire

On the second day, students will apply what they learned in a live fire exercise using SCBA's, fire hose and fire extinguishers.


This course meets requirements:

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VI .
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11 .302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2).
Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR I 1.20 I (h)(2) [Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.20 I (h)(3.
 The fire fighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c) (3), 13.30 1(c)(3); 13.401(d) and 13.50 1(c)(3).

Satisfies all associated Tasks from NVIC 08- 14, Assessment Guidelines for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting: 3.2.A, 3.7.A, 3.8.A,3.8.B, 3.8.C, 3.8.D.





Advance Firefighting (STCW): This three day course is designed to meet the STCW 95 requirements. It examines fire fighting techniques and control of fire fighting operations with emphasis on organization, tactics, and command functions.


Onboard fire investigation ADvance Fire Explorers Guide Maritime Academy

You will also be trained in fire investigation and prevention.


This course does not use any live firefighting activities due to the management and planning nature of the course. 


This course satisfies: 46 CFR 11.205 (l) (2); 46 CFR 11.205 (g); 46 CFR 11.401 (g) (1);  STCW 95 Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3


Prerequisites for Advance Firefighting: Student must have completed an USCG approved Basic Fire Fighting course before they can take the advance firefighting.








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