STCW Basic Fire Fighting



Basic Fire Fighting: This two day course consists of classroom lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Day one is classroom-based. On the second day, students will apply what they learned in a live fire exercise.


  • Fire chemistry
  • Fire classification
  • Prevention
  • Protective clothing
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Fire behavior and attack
  • Foam application
  • Advancing small hose lines

Basic Firefighting (16 hours)

Fee: $550

This Firefighting course meets these requirements:

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VVI . 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.


Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, 421 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.
The live fire field is located nearby, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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Chicago Maritime School, 2720 S. River Road, Suite 47, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (Classroom portion only)

Live fire in Chicago area (Not currently available)

Fox Valley Career Center Fire Science Training Center, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, IL