Prepare your team with specialized knowledge about fighting fires on marine vessels!
The tactics and strategies utilized to attack a fire aboard a vessel are in many ways similar to those used routinely in attacking structure fires. However, there are many aspects of marine fire fighting that warrant special attention because of the unique environment encountered aboard a vessel. NFPA 1405: Guide for Land-Based Fire Fighters Who Respond to Marine Vessel Fires identifies the elements of a comprehensive marine fire-fighting response program, including, but not limited to:
Special hazards that enable land-based fire fighters to extinguish vessel fires safely and efficiently
The role of the U.S. Coast Guard
Among the changes to the 2006 edition are:
Additions to the chapter on law enforcement agencies
Addition of the IMO symbols for use on fire control plans