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Maritime Fire Training & Certification

Built to STCW standards as put forth by the IMO. Also complies with OSHA and Canada applicable standards.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Maritime Fire Training Course?

Our Maritime Basic Fire Fighting training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

  • Hazard Identification & Storage
  • Equipment
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Response
  • Investigated Case Studies

Course Goals:

  • Learn about fire safety as it pertains to the maritime industry
  • Learn how to properly store flammable objects
  • Become familiar with fire fighting equipment and learn how to use it to respond to a fire
  • Understand how to prevent fires

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5 – 2 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Employers

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 1915 Subpart P – Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment
  • 1910.39 – Fire prevention plans
  • 1910.38 – Emergency action plans
  • 1910.36 – Design and construction requirements for exit routes
  • 1910.157 – Portable fire extinguishers
  • 1910.106 – Flammable liquids
  • NFPA 10 – Standards for portable extinguishers

Canada Standards

  • SOR/2010-83 – Fire and Boat Drills Regulations
  • SOR/2017-14 - Vessel Fire Safety Regulations
  • SOR/2005-280 - Boat and Fire Drill and Means of Exit Regulations
  • C.R.C., c. 1422 - Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment Regulations

Train the Trainer Certification

The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the training online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

Why Do I Need Safety Training?

In line with regulations, crew members aboard commercial vessels must receive training to ensure that employees know what to do in the event of an emergency involving a fire on board.

When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances are very specific: employees must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they still understand and can adhere to the standards and proper safety. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of training. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

Stay Informed On All Things

Did You Know?

Only 15% of fires in the workplace are caused by failed equipment, which means that 85% are caused by employees.

Of all the fires that occur in the workplace, over 25% of them are linked to electrical malfunctions.

Flames are not the only danger in a fire. Fire can take all the oxygen out of a room and replace it with poisonous gas. Someone could suffocate before the flames ever reach them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a ship fire be prevented?

Fire prevention should include proper training and regular drills. It’s also important to maintain a clean workplace, remain aware of heat sources, and notice the signs of danger in your area.

What type of vessel is the most likely to catch fire?

Container ships are most at risk of onboard fires.

What are the most common causes of a container ship fire?

The most common causes of ship fires include:

  • Engine problems – an overheated engine can fail and cause a fire
  • Faulty electrical wiring – damaged wiring in hard-to-reach places can start a fire
  • Galley equipment – improper use of stovetops and ovens can result in a fire
  • Explosive cargo – combustible cargo that is not properly stored can create a fire

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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— Arthur Lee, CEO