Some of you may have by now figured out that I’m also a firefighter. I thought I’d see if people were interested in some firefighting topics. I think the best way to start is to ask three simple questions:
Do you feel comfortable with your own skills, training and ability to carry out your assigned duties (or those duties you might reasonably have to assume) in a significant fire emergency on your vessel.
Do you feel comfortable that your vessel’s crew will be able to handle a significant fire emergency onboard. Both from a skills/training and equipment point of view. (I know on union ships this maybe a hard question to answer)
(both questions are relative your size vessel/crew.)
- Would you like me to occasionally post firefighting nuggets that are maritime applicable on this forum?