Fire fighting and Fire Prevention(STCW 95 ) at Namfi

Fire fighting and Fire Prevention(STCW 95 ) at Namfi

What is Fire fighting and Fire Prevention(STCW 95 )?

This Maritime Fire Fighter training course is part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers with designated safety duties. It deals with the precautions needed to minimise the risk of fires, how fires are caused and how to extinguish them.


The main aim of STCW training certification is to set an internationally accepted standard set of safety measures which can be implemented by seafarers all over the world and will make them capable of handling any situation, no matter what part of the world they are in.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you know about fire safety?

Fire safety encompasses the use of fire-resistant building materials, preventative actions, safe work practices, fire safety training, flame-resistant protective clothing, and more.

What are the 3 main causes of fire?

For a fire to start it needs a source of ignition, a source of fuel and a source of oxygen. For example, if a smoker falls asleep with a cigarette still lit, and sets fire to the sofa, the cigarette is the source of ignition, the material on the sofa is the source of fuel and the air is the source of oxygen.

What is safety and prevention?

Safety is about taking steps to avoid or reduce risk. This includes steps you take while working, driving, playing sports, and doing chores. Prevention is about the choices you make each day regarding, among other things, tobacco, alcohol, and sexual activity.

What is fire code?

Definitions of fire code. set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc. type of: code, codification. a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)

What is fire risk?

The phrase ‘Fire Risk’ can be defined as the Likelihood of a fire occurring. multiplied by the Severity of the fire i.e. the ‘harm potential’ and. consequences in terms of loss of life, fire spread, damage etc.

What are types of fire extinguisher?

The six main fire extinguisher types are water, foam, CO2, powder, water mist and wet chemical. Each of the different types of fire extinguisher is suitable for different fire classes.

What is basic fire?

This nationally accredited Confine Small Workplace Emergencies (fire extinguisher/basic fire) training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to use fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire blankets on small workplace emergencies. Upon Completion.

What is the first rule of fire safety?

When it comes to fire safety, the number one rule is that everyone goes home. Ensuring this starts the moment you drive up on scene with a good scene size up. Assessing the structure, looking for hazards, and calculating the best means of fire attack are some of the first steps to ensuring scene and firefighter safety.

What is CO2 fire extinguisher?

CO2s are designed for Class B and C. (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only. Carbon dioxide extinguishes work by displacing oxygen, or taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle. The carbon dioxide is also very cold as it comes out of the extinguisher, so it cools the fuel as well.

What are the principles of fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishing works on the principle of cutting off the supply of oxygen to the fire and bringing down the temperature.

What are uses of fire?

Fire has been used by humans in rituals, in agriculture for clearing land, for cooking, generating heat and light, for signaling, propulsion purposes, smelting, forging, incineration of waste, cremation, and as a weapon or mode of destruction.

What is this fire?

Fire is a chemical reaction that converts a fuel and oxygen into carbon dioxide and water. It is an exothermic reaction, in other words, one that produces heat.

Why is fire safety important?

Fires are damaging to property, cause injury or death, and can even eliminate jobs since many buildings destroyed by fire are not rebuilt. The way to prevent these dire outcomes is proper fire safety training. Learning about fire hazards is the key to preventing fire from occurring.

What is STCW certificate list?

STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Certificates: The mandatory STCW certificates comprising of PST (Personal Survival Techniques), PSSR (Personal Safety and Social Responsibility), EFA (Elementary First Aid), FPFF (Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting).

How do I get STCW certificates?

To obtain an STCW certificate or endorsement you first need to successfully complete a training program approved by the issuing administration or to complete a period of approved seagoing service. For most certificates you will need a combination of both.