Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Refresher)

Course Type:
STCW ➜ Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Basic)
Training School:
LJMU Maritime Centre
Birkenhead, Wirral, United Kingdom
1 day

Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Updating (Refresher) (STCW A-VI/1-2)


  1. An existing Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (or equivalent) Certificate. Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses do not need to provide the FP&FF certificate but an evidence of their sea time will need to be sited;
  2. ENG1 medical certificate, or equivalent, as an indicator of fitness and/or an assessment for fitness carried out by LJMU.


Formative assessment of practical skills combined with oral questioning throughout the course to assess underpinning knowledge and competencies gained.


Theory session supported by practical sessions on the fire ground. Practical training includes firefighting techniques taught and practised in a controlled environment


MCA as per the STCW Code section STCW A-VI/I-2

Course Description

This one day course provides an opportunity to seafarers to refresh their firefighting skills, particularly the skills that cannot be refreshed on-board i.e. to practice with live fires and thus maintain their initial skills gained during FP&FF full course.   

The course is designed to provide maximum time on practical firefighting skills, hence candidates must be physically and mentally prepared to spend most of their time on fire ground.

Upon successful completion of the training all candidates receive a STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Updating Course certificate. According to the STCW 2010 Manila amendments, the FP&FF or its updating course must be refreshed every 5 years to update the knowledge and skills that cannot be refreshed at sea.

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LJMU Maritime Centre

3 Vanguard Way
Campbeltown Road
CH41 9HX
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01512315090
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