Aug 17, 2022  
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NAUT110 - Basic Firefighting and Safety


Credits: 2

This course provides the student with the knowledge and experience to respond to shipboard fires and emergencies. The student will be instructed in the behavior of fire, fire prevention and suppression techniques, and associated extinguishment systems found aboard various types of vessels including container ships, break bulk, oil tanker, chemical tanker, LNG, R-RO and passenger vessels. Students will be shown how to use fire prevention and suppression equipment properly and effectively in dealing with fires and hostile environments. Students will also be instructed in the safe use of respirators, the subject of fit testing of respirators, and the use of the SCBA in firefighting. This course is designed to five the student the necessary skills to minimize the risk of fir and maintain state of readiness for combating shipboard fires. This course also includes a one day training exercise at an US Coast Guard approved Shipboard Fire Training Facility. This course is required of the International convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and includes the 2010 Amendments. All competencies must be successfully completed. Additionally, successful completion of this course is a requirement for graduation.



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