Which types of training should be done in Fire Drills on ships or on board ?

Appropriate crew members on board should be trained in the use of the following fire-fighting appliances:

  • All types of portable fire extinguishers carried on board;
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus;
  • Hoses with jet and spray nozzles;
  • Any fixed fire-fighting system such as foam or carbon dioxide;
  • Fire blankets; and
  • Firemen’s outfits
Note :
  • When possible, fire drills should be held in port as well as at sea.
  • It is important that the symbols used on a ship’s fire control plan are understood by ship personnel or crew . Graphic symbols should be used as much as possible.