What does Fireman Outfit on ships consists of ?

  1. Personal equipment comprising:

1.1 Protective clothing of material to protect the skin from the heat radiating from the fire and from burns and scalding by steam. The outer surface shall be water resistant.

1.2 Boots and gloves of rubber or other electrically nonconducting  material.

1.3 A rigid helmet providing effective protection against  impact.

1.4 An electric safety lamp (hand lantern) of an approved type with a minimum burning period of three hours.

 1.5 An axe to the satisfaction of the Administration.

  1. A breathing apparatus of an approved type which may be either:

2.1 A smoke helmet or smoke mask which shall be provided with a suitable air pump and a length of air hose sufficient to reach from the open deck, well clear of hatch or doorway, to any part of the holds or machinery spaces. If, in order to comply with this sub-paragraph, an air hose exceeding 36 m in length would be necessary, a self-contained breathing apparatus shall be substituted or provided in addition as determined by the Administration; or

2.2 a self-contained compressed air-operated breathing apparatus, the volume of air contained in the cylinders of which shall be at least 1,200 litre or other selfcontained breathing apparatus which shall be capable of functioning for at least 30 minutes. A number of spare charges, suitable for use with the apparatus provided, shall be available on board to the satisfaction of the Administration.

  • All ships shall carry at least two fireman’s outfits complying with the requirements.
  • In passenger ships for every 80 m, or part thereof, of the aggregate of the lengths of all passenger spaces and service spaces on the deck which carries such spaces or,
  • if there is more than one such deck, on the deck which has the largest aggregate of such lengths, two fireman’s outfits and two sets of personal equipment.
  • In passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers, two additional fireman’s outfits shall be provided for each main vertical zone.


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