The aim of the one-day classroom-based course is to teach seafarers the vital education and training to be equipped with the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency requirements set out in the following:

STCW Table A-VI/3

Control firefighting operations aboard ships

Organise and train fire parties

Examine and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment

Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire

The STCW requirement for refresher training at 5-yearly intervals must be met or sufficient onboard evidence must be provided.


Seafarers who hold an existing Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) certificate are required to complete this updating training course to maintain expertise under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/1 & table A-VI/1-1).

As of 1st January 2017, it will be mandatory for all persons working on ship, to provide documentary evidence of having undertaken or updated certain STCW courses within the previous five years, including Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF) training.

For those persons who have already completed the full STCW FPFF previously, the Updating Training course may be used to fulfil the above requirements in lieu of repeating the full course again, subject to the entry pre-requisites below.

This package follows DGS approved programmes of study, designed to refresh your familiarity of sea survival techniques and fire prevention and firefighting techniques that can be applied to minimise risks whilst at sea

The course is an organized combination of theory and practical application.

FPFF Module:

  • Minimise the risk of fire on board
  • Refresh skills in the procedure, personal safety requirements and re-familiarise in shipboard equipment
  • Refresh skills to fight and extinguish fires
  • Duration 1 day

  • Reference STCW 2010 Training Circular No.6 of 2011 dated on 27.12.2011

  • Training towards Refresher Advance Fire Fighting Certification

  • Approvals DGS

  • Teaching methods Blended learning

  • Course Commencement Every Month

Individuals holding STCW 95 could update their certificates to STCW present amendments

  • Passport
  • CDC with Sea service record
  • INDOS certificate
  • AFF Certificate from India
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (7 days at the time of application)
  • E-Governance

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