D12 – Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW VI/3)

Diverso Impex organizes maritime course Advanced Fire Fighting in accordance to STCW 95 convention (including additional amendments) Section VI/3, based on IMO model course 2.03. Course scope is tailored to educate and train maritime professionals to respond effectively in fire situations on board.

Basic course information:

Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW VI/3)

36 hours (4 days).
Advanced Fire Fighting certificate is valid through 5 years upon issuance.

After completion of the course we send participants to the exam organized by the port authority. Upon the issuance by the port authority attendant can receive certificate at our maritime training center.

Advanced Fire Fighting course scope:

The program forms a synthesis of theoretical and practical training in the form of lectures and exercises on fire polygons, with the use of fire-fighting techniques, appliances, devices and equipment. The task of the Advanced Fire Fighting program is familiarizing seafarers’ tactical action during firefighting, hazards, safety measures and calculating the required amount of extinguishing agents. During the training sailors are going to acquire the knowledge and skills required for firefighting, saving lives and property, environmental pollution and all hazardous events that may occur in maritime transport in general.

Advanced Fire Fighting course content:

  • Introduction and safety principles
  • Theory of fire
  • Control of fire aboard ships
  • Ship firefighting organization
  • Training of seafarers in fire fighting
  • Procedures for fire fighting
  • Inspection and repairs of fire appliances and equipment
  • Dangers during process of fire fighting
  • First Aid
  • Fire investigations and reporting
  • Case studies
  • Review and final assessment

Advanced Fire Fighting certificate

This certificate is one of the basic certificates required to board a ship. Others include:


D19 – Medical First Aid (STCW VI/4-1)

Importance of Advanced Fire Fighting certificate

Ships and other vessels are very threatened by the possibility of fire due to materials that are built into the ship, fuels and the burden they carry. There is a significant risk of fire on board with huge material damage and frequent human losses. In cases when fire occurs crew has limited resources that are installed on board so the possibility of fire extinction depends exclusively on the skills and knowledge of the crew and the readiness of fire apparatus and devices. The crew must be able to respond quickly to the spread of fire or alarm, which means good organization and practical competence are required. This is achieved through practice (false alarms) so that everyone knows their place and role in the event of fire.

Practical part of the Advanced Fire Fighting course at Diverso Impex