FIREFIGHTING & DAMAGE CONTROL
Offered nationwide, some of these contingencies take place onboard a vessel while others are in specially-designed buildings for training firefighters at local departments. These trainings provide a diverse range of firefighting training scenarios in enclosed spaces and cover all aspects of firefighting and damage control. Cadets put their new teamwork, communication, and firefighting skills to work together advancing hose lines in full firefighting gear. Most trainings include: types of fire and extinguishing agents, proper fire fighting techniques, fire fighting tools and equipment as well as shipboard emergency procedure pertaining to damage control such as ship procedures for breached/flooded compartments and emergency repair procedures to hull breaches and shipboard water/bilge systems.