STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Route 1) provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to maintain competency in advanced fire fighting tasks, duties and responsibilities.
Route 1 is for seafarers who have completed the initial training course and maintained the required standard of competence, with onboard training and experience, for all areas listed in the self-declaration form which must be completed and returned before course commencement.
In order to complete an STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Route 1) training course, delegates must:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Hold an STCW Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting certificate or an accepted equivalent
- Have maintained the required standard of competence through onboard training and experience for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form
- Sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA-approved updating course
Please book a course through the website of AIS Survivex ("More information").
Delegates completing an STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Route 1) training course will be able to;
- Explain the effect of water used to fight fires on vessel stability
- Describe firefighting procedures involving dangerous goods
- Describe operational use and safety considerations of fixed fire extinguishing systems on board
- Explain how to organise a fire party to implement emergency contingency plans promptly
- Describe typical shipboard organisation in relation to firefighting and the required composition of fire teams
- Explain how to train fire parties in realistic on-board scenarios in accordance with recognised procedures
- Describe the inspection and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems
- Describe the inspection and maintenance of fixed fire extinguishing systems
- Describe the inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishing equipment
- Describe the inspection of equipment available to fire teams
- Explain how to assess causes of fires
- Describe a typical fire investigation report highlighting key areas to be included
- Compile a factual incident report to comply with statutory requirements