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 0.5 days
  • Reference STCW 2010 Training Circular No.6 of 2011 dated on 27.12.2011
  • Training towards Refresher Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certification
  • Approvals DGS
  • Teaching methods Blended learning
  • Course Commencement Every Month
  • Certificate of proficiency for BST with minimum 1 year sea service in last 5 years & valid Medical fitness certificate.

  • Passport
  • Photograph 2 No’s
  • CDC (Front page & Stamp pages)
  • FPFF/RFPFF certificate
  • Record of 12 months Sea Service in last 5 years
  • Medical fitness Certificate (From DGS Approved Doctor)
  • 2 Dose of Vaccination certificate / Result of RTPCR test

RFPFF Available Dates