The Combined Marine Firefighting course emphasizes hands-on training to provide you with the skills necessary to effectively lead an emergency response team aboard a merchant vessel or offshore facility. Supplementing the hands-on training are classroom presentations utilizing discussion, demonstrations, case histories, and visual presentations.
You will be assigned to various positions on emergency response teams and will be asked to respond to different live-fire situations as an organized unit. As part of an attack team and scene leader, you will assess the situation, decide on a course of action and implement chosen tactics to successfully control the incident.
This course satisfies the requirements of Fire Prevention and Fire Protection per STCW Code, as amended 2010, Section A-VI/1; Advanced Fire Fighting per STCW Code, as amended 2010, Section A-VI/3; Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2); Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2) and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3); Advanced Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.303(a); and Firefighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3); 13.401(d); and 13.501(c)(3).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsCase histories +Chemistry of fire +Fire behavior and classification +Fire detection systems +Fire hose and nozzles +Fire party organization +Fire prevention +Firefighting equipment +Firefighting in port +Fixed fire extinguishing systems +Foam Application +Inspection and servicing of firefighting equipment +Interior firefighting +Organization of a fire party +Portable extinguishers +Pre-fire planning +Protective clothing +Search and rescue +Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) +Size-up +Storage and handling of hazardous materials +Tactical components of shipboard firefighting +Training of a fire party +Use of fixed fire extinguishing systems +Use of water and its effect on stability
Any maritime or offshore petroleum industry personnel who need both basic and advanced firefighting training.
- Course materials
- Protective clothing
Does not include
Tuition must be paid prior to or on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.
Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Attire and Facial Hair
- Regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes
- You 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.
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.
- Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
To register by phone contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or by fax at (979) 845-3831.
Government ProgramsPost 9/11 GI Bill Benefits® For information contact Veteranservices@teex.tamu.edu or call (877) 833-9638