Basic Firefighting

Classroom: $650

 2 days

344 Aquidneck Ave.

Middletown, RI 02840

16 hours

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Class Details 

Confident Captain’s 16-hour seminar and practical firefighting course covers shipboard firefighting organization, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarization. This course is instructed in compliance with STCW ’10 Code, taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals, and followed by a written exam. As part of the course, CC/OP trainees will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal protection equipment, appliance methods and various agents.

Important notice – STCW Policy Changes – Firefighting Turnout Gear

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our training programs and make your experience here better and as safe as possible. In that spirit, we have made some changes to the way we run our STCW courses.

We will no longer provide fire gear for STCW courses. We have allowed students to use our fire gear for many years. That gear is aging out. Additionally, thanks to COVID-19 we are not 100% sure of the health impacts of loaner gear without full decontamination between uses.

Though we have the capacity to clean gear, we do not have the capacity to ensure complete decontamination of it. With these thoughts in mind, we have decided to switch to the rental gear model for the utmost in safety and cleanliness. You will be responsible for renting your own gear. We will help facilitate the gear rental when you arrive on the first day of the course. The gear will be shipped to us for you to use before the firefighting program starts. You will be responsible for packaging it and shipping it back. We will help with that as well but the ultimate responsibility will be yours. You will need a credit card to rent the gear.

We made this decision for two reasons:

First is safety. Rental gear is modern, regularly inspected, and repaired between each use. In short, your training experience will be safer with professional rented gear versus loaned gear.

Second is cleanliness. Rental gear goes through a rigorous cleaning process between each use. The rental company has better cleaning processes than we can provide.

Rental gear is approximately $300.00 to rent. We have reduced the price of our course $150.00 to help cover this cost. In essence, we have split the cost of the rental gear with you. Thank you for your understanding.


In order to participate in the Basic Firefighting course the following criteria must be met:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have a firm understanding of the English language
  • Be in reasonable physical health
  • Be able to walk, crawl, and carry a 45-pound sack on your back

Course Dates:

How Does it Work?
  1. Register for Course by choosing Dates below.
  2. You will receive details by email from your Instructor with instructions.
  3. Participate in the entire course.
  4. Receive Course Completion Certificate.
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344 Aquidneck Avenue Middletown, RI 02840


9 AM to 5 PM


(401) 735-0100