This U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved course emphasizes hands-on training that provides you with the skills necessary to effectively participate as a member of an emergency response team aboard a merchant vessel or offshore facility. This course provides personnel, licensed or unlicensed, with thorough training and hands-on practice in the techniques of marine firefighting.
This course satisfies the training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code and 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 11.205(1)(2); the Basic Firefighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.205(g) and 11.401(g)(1) for a license; and the Firefighting training requirements of 13.207, 13.307(a), 13.407, or 13.507 for any tankerman endorsement.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- For field exercises, TEEX will provide participants PPE compliant to the Level 4 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.
- Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
- For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
U.S. Coast Guard Requirement
All participants attending a U.S. Coast Guard approved course are required to provide a photo ID on the first day of class. This could include a driver’s license, MMD, Passport, Armed Forces ID, etc.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsChemistry of fire +Fire behavior and classification +Fire detection systems +Fire hose and nozzles +Fire party organization +Fire prevention +Firefighting equipment +Fixed fire extinguishing systems +Foam Application +Portable extinguishers +Protective clothing +Search and rescue +Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Suggested AudienceMaritime and offshore petroleum industry personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsU.S. Coast Guard
Class Location and Travel Information
Classes are conducted in Building #71
Brayton Fire Training Field
1595 Nuclear Science Road
College Station, Texas
The Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local hotels.
Registration QuestionsIf you have trouble registering through the online registration system, contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or Cynthia.Ford@teex.tamu.edu.