Offshore Fire Team (OFT)


This program is designed to provide all personnel who work on offshore drilling units or ships, especially members of a designated fire team, with an understanding of the chemistry and associated hazards of fire and with practical skills and team training in fire suppression, rescue, and personal protection.


  • Chemistry of fires
  • Fire suppression equipment
  • Personal protection and rescue equipment
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Fire prevention and drills
  • Fire assessment
  • Firefighting techniques
  • Gas impinging fires
  • Fire scene search and rescue techniques
  • Helicopter fires
  • Machinery space fires

Practical training exercises will be conducted at the Fire Field.


Five (5) days.

Course Details


  • Trainees are expected to participate in all physical training requirements.
  • A valid Medical Certificate is required to be submitted prior to start of course. See “FAQ`s -Medical Fitness” for full details.
  • A valid Government Identification is required and must be presented for registration and to the instructor on the first day of course commencement.  (Driver’s License, Passport, Vantage card)


All persons who successfully complete the course based on the performance standards will receive:

  • A Survival Systems Training certificate for Offshore Fire Team, valid for three (3) years
  • A laminated picture identification card.

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