Course Description

This 2-day course will provide participants the necessary skills to operate as a fire watch in the marine environment, including the understanding of a hot work permit. Participants will receive hands on fire extinguisher training, enabling them to extinguish incipient stage fires and protect exposures with hose lines. Participants will gain knowledge of the hazards of ship fires, and the skills necessary to identify and recognize hazardous substances in the marine environment. Participants will perform a site safety inspection in a shipyard that will provide an opportunity for them to experience the complexity of work in a shipyard.

Learner Outcomes

Following completion of the course, participants will have awareness of:

  • Fire watch
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Hazardous materials in the shipyard
  • Hazard of Ship/Vessel fires
  • Emergency priorities: Life Safety, Property Conservation and Environmental Conservation
  • Hazards of flammable and toxic materials
  • Resources available in emergencies
  • Site inspection


This program qualifies for the StrongerBC future skills grant, which provides funding of up to $3500 per person for short-term skills training. Please visit the ProSIT StrongerBC page to confirm your eligibility and to learn how to apply.

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Supported by the Province of British Columbia

Course Details
Section Title
Land-Based Firefighting for Marine Fires
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Nov 30, 2023 to Dec 01, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Course Hours
Delivery Options
In Class  
Course Fee(s)
tuition non-credit $500.00

Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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