[QUOTE=Jemplayer;187791]My understanding was that there were 3 renewal courses. One for BST, one for Lifeboat, one for advanced fire fighting. Has that now changed and one course covers it all? Busy day if you’re putting out a fire, jumping in the pool, and working with a lifeboat.
I wouldn’t mind being wrong if they have a one or two day course that knocks it all out.[/QUOTE]
There are two types of “renewal” courses. REVALIDATION courses are for those with one year of service in the previous five years, they only cover the things that cannot be safely or reasonably done in vessel drills. REFRESHER courses for those who don’t have one year of service in the previous five years, they are longer as they cover all competencies.
There is an overlap between the competencies that have to be done ashore for PSC and BT, so if you have the one year in five of sea time, you will only need the BT REVALIDATION course. But, if you don’t have that one year in the last five, you would need REFRESHER courses for both BT and for PSC.
Advanced Firefighting would be a separate course from BT and PSC.
[QUOTE=tugsailor;187801]Since PSC is part of BT, it appears that taking the 1 day BT Revalidation course satisfies both the BT and PSC training requirements…[/QUOTE]
Generally correct, but PSC isn’t part of BT, but there is an overlap on what has to be done ashore only.
[QUOTE=tugsailor;187812]How do you document renewal of fire fighting with onboard drills? Doesn’t jdcavo’s comment above say that Revalidation requires a live fire that can’t be done in an onboard drill?[/QUOTE]
I didn’t say you needed to document a live fire in a drill. I said you can’t do live fires in drills and have to go ashore for a revalidation course.
On board drills alone aren’t enough. You need one year of relevant sea time and a revalidation course. You document the course with a completion certificate, and the sea time in the usual manner. If the vessels you served on are uninspected and/or not required to hold regular drills, you might need additional documentation of the drills.