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2.5 Days
Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Our two and a half day fire course gives you the knowledge and skills needed to use fire fighting equipment to reduce a fire to a safe and controlled state. You learn how fires at sea are caused and the precautions needed to minimise the risk to life.

This is part of the mandatory STCW Basic Safety Training certificates required to work on commercial vessels.

Our STCW course takes place in Cowes, on the Isle of wight. If you choose our accommodation option, then you will stay in one of our crew houses in Cowes, comfortable and centrally located, only a 2-minute walk to the town and our training centre.

Please contact us to enquire about availability.


  • All safety equipment, publications, and certification
  • Transport to and from training locations


Dates & pricing

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

There are no formal pre-course requirements but you must be 17 to enrol onto this course. Fire fighting is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness. We recommend that all customers complete an ENG1 medical or equivalent medical before enrolling onto this course. If you have concerns over your fitness then please contact Flying Fish.

Full itinerary

This course begins on Monday afternoon and finishes on Wednesday afternoon. The course is made up of a mixture of classroom based and practical training.

Related courses

You should combine this course with STCW Personal Survival Training, Elementary First Aid, Proficiency in Security Awareness and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities – or search again for STCW Basic Safety Training which covers all these subjects in a five day course.