STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting


Programme Overview Programme Overview

This course aims to provide the training for candidates to provide STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting in accordance with Section. A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. On successful completion of the course, a trainee will be competent to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship and to use fire appliances correctly. The trainee will also have a knowledge of fire prevention.

Programme Information Programme Information

Next Programme Dates

NFCI Castletownbere, Co Cork


NFCI Greencastle, Co Donegal


Who is this Programme for

Persons working in the seafood industry or public service.



National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.



This course is delivered over 3 days.


Training Methodology

Classroom based theory in fire awareness and practical exercises in firefighting, hose, and BA work.



On successful completion of the course the student is awarded a STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting Certificate in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. The certificate is issued by BIM on behalf of the Department of Transport.


Entry Requirements

Fire Fighting training activities consist of the following, which are carried out under supervision and with students wearing appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) and wearing breathing apparatus.

Fire Fighting drills include:
1. students are exposed to heat and live fire scenarios using breathing apparatus
2. students climb up and down ladders and through crawl spaces
3. students are exposed to confined spaces

All students will be asked to sign a health declaration on commencement of the course.



This certificate is a mandatory condition for the issue a Deck or Engineering Certificates of Competency.



Student assessment will be daily, based on participation in practical modules as required. The student will complete practical assessments and a written exam on the final day.





Additional information

Additional information will be provided in the joining instructions letter.

Grant Aid

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For more information contact

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Cork)

Castletownbere, Co Cork

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Donegal)

Greencastle, Co Donegal