Five-part video series for senior officers and their crews
Produced in cooperation with the
Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX),
Marine Firefighting Training Program,
The Texas A&M University System.
Advanced Marine Firefighting instructs senior officers and their crews how to tackle marine fires using advanced techniques and team leadership. In this five-part video series, you will learn how to set up a pre-planning manual, interpret emergency information, and implement effective firefighting strategies using advanced tactics.
Keep a small fire from raging out of control: When a fire breaks out, accurate and effective command decisions can reduce injury, decrease property damage, and keep a small fire from raging out of control. The first three parts of this series take you through the initial steps of the command process: pre-planning, tactics, and size up. Parts IV and V complete your training with an in-depth look at the fire command process and demonstrate how to fight the more dangerous types of fires.
Define your strategy and tactics • Implement the best plan of action • Organize your fire party efficiently • Structure your command process • Prevent loss of life and property.
Part 1: Pre-planning the Emergency
Covers the basic components of an effective pre-planning manual: general information, location list, systems, information, tactics, construction, and general arrangement. Also covers effective resource management, importance of crew evaluation and training, simulation training, and in-port fires. 13:30
Part 2: Strategies and Tactics
Teaches firefighting strategies to use in drills and actual fire emergencies. Explains tactical components, including rescue, exposure, confinement, extinguishment, overhaul, salvage, and ventilation. 11:00
Part 3: Size Up
Demonstrates the commanding officer's role during an emergency. Explains how to delegate manpower and equipment resources, decide on a strategy, apply basic tactics, and exercise command in the initial stages of a shipboard fire. 13:30
Part 4: The Fire Command Process
Demonstration of an actual shipboard fire. Shows how the commanding officer can use and interpret information to cross-train firefighting teams. Also covers drill debriefing and the duties of the captain, chief officer, junior officers, and general crew. During a shipboard emergency, you fight a fire from two fronts: the fire site and the bridge. Part IV trains your officers to effectively manage all available resources and shows your firefighting team techniques they can use during a fire emergency. 15:00
Part 5: Engine Room and Machinery Space Firefighting
Illustrates firefighting techniques for combating engine room and machinery space fires using portable CO2 extinguishers, hose lines, and foam. Entry, safety, and teamwork also are covered. 14:00