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Basic Training Refresher

November 22 - November 24
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Purpose is to illustrate the use of survival suits when abandoning ship

This USCG approved 24-hour Basic Training (STCW) Refresher course is for all seafarers who already have a Basic STCW certificate and must take the compulsory refresher course (once every 5 years). During the STCW Basic Safety Training refresher course your memory will be refreshed on how to act in various emergency situations on board of a ship. The training consists of refreshing the Personal Survival Techniques, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting modules. The objective of this course is to provide appropriate recurrent training or instruction to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.

Mariners who successfully complete this Basic Training Refresher course will satisfy the continued competency requirements of the 2010 Amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) code for Basic Training in Section A-VI, 46 CFR 11.302(e) and 46 CFR 12.602(e) AND, all of the tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 08-14.

What you need to bring:

• Swimsuit for the pool session

• Comfortable clothing

• Clothing that can be worn into the pool in addition to a swimsuit

• Clothes that are suitable for firefighting class

• Closed-toed shoes

• Students to be clean shaven in order to ensure a proper seal with the self-contained breathing apparatus

*Before you register, please click here for our Covid-19 safety practices. Call 206-659-7178 or email elisabeth@seafarersworldwide.com for more information.

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Basic Firefighting

November 23 - November 24
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Image shows realistic firefighting training at Seafarer Worldwide

Every year lives are lost at sea from sinking, collision, fire or other causes. When onboard, vessel personnel must be their own fire department, police, and ambulance.

Covered within this course are the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for seafarers (STCW), U.S. Coast Guard (Basic and Advance Fire Fighting), Title-46 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Marine Emergency Duties (MED)- Fire Fighting Canada Shipping Act, and other port state control organizations.

Any applicant successfully completing Northwest Maritime Academy’s 16-Hour Basic Fire Fighting Course and presenting the NWMA Certificate of Training at a Regional Exam Center (REC), will satisfy the following requirements:

(1) the Basic Safety Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 12.602(2); –And–

(2) the Basic Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h) and 11.302 for a license.

The classroom portion of the USCG approved Fire Prevention and Basic Firefighting course module includes shipboard firefighting organization, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, and fire and smoke detection. You will learn about what chemicals or agents combat which types of fire, and how to determine what the causes of a fire might be and to dissect the issue.

Breathing-apparatus use and automatic-alarm-system familiarization are also covered.

The second day of basic fire training is the practical application: how to operate a fire extinguisher and how to do a search and rescue in a smoke-filled room, which includes how to navigate through the dark (the blind maze and right-hand search). Trainees will don fire suits and use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as they fight and extinguish actual fires using personal equipment. This practical instruction is taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals.

The two-day STCW fire-school module is followed by a written examination.

There are no entry requirements other than general good health and the physical ability to safely carry out rigorous activities during live firefighting exercise. Each student will be required to complete a screening questionnaire prior to training to determine their ability to complete the course requirements.

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