Fire Fighting and Prevention

Compulsory Courses for New Fishermen


1 Day



This one day course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for commercial fishermen and meets the requirements for most Boatmasters Licence and some passenger vessel operations.

Course Certification and Compliance

The Seafish Industry Authority on behalf of the MCA will issue a course certificate to those who complete the course successfully.

Course Aim

To provide fishermen with the knowledge and skills required to be able to fight fires at sea.

By the end of the training participants will:

  • Understand fire and the dangers it presents at sea
  • Understand fire prevention
  • Understand the principles of firefighting at sea
  • Be able to use basic firefighting equipment to safely extinguish fires

Examination Type

Candidates must complete a short, multiple choice exam and a practical session

To apply for your place or find out more:

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Our Trainers

Seafood Cornwall Training is committed to providing everyone who learns with us with the highest standards of training.

All our trainers have plenty of experience in the areas they are teaching and have kept their expertise up to date. Whether that is because they have been in the fishing industry for many years as a Skipper, or are working regularly as a Paramedic or Firefighter, they will make sure your course is enjoyable, practical and gives you the confidence you need to progress your career as a fisherman.

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