Maritime Administration's Fire Training Center

U.S. Coast Guard Approved Successful completion of this course will satisfy:

1. The Basic Safety Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR11.202(b)(2); AND

2. Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code; AND

3. Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR11.205(d) and 11.401(g)(1) for an officer endorsement; AND

4. Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR13.207, 13.307(a), 13.407 or 13.507 for any tankerman endorsement.


A complete list of other Coast Guard Approved Courses can be found at the following web site:

Class sessions include both classroom and live fire exercises.

  • Interactive classroom instruction.
  • Application of classroom training through live-fire situations in a ship fire simulator.

This course (MARADG-125) is designed to support the fire prevention and fire-fighting training requirements for certificate or license endorsement of the United States Merchant Seaman and to development the confidence and skills necessary to combat shipboard fires.

The five-day class is held Monday through Friday, starting at 8:30 a.m., and concluding at 4:30 p.m. daily.

  •         Bring work clothes, long-sleeve shirts, full-length pants or coveralls, and heavy socks.
  •         Showers are available at the facility; however, you must bring your own towels and toiletries. 
  •         The Fire Training Center will provide protective clothing and SCBA.
  •         Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the trainee.

 The training fee is $125.00 per person.  Payment of training fee should be made online at

 **Firefighting training is, by its very nature, hazardous.  Trainees must be in sound physical condition and capable of performing all activities associated with the course exercises and field evolutions.  The United States Government does not provide insurance of any type for participants in the program.  Participants personally assume all risks in connection with the firefighting training activities.  The Maritime Administration reserves the right to deny training to or terminate training of any individual at any time when such training appears to constitute a hazard to such person or to others.

Entry standards are as follows:

U.S. Citizen or Individuals holding U.S. Coast Guard documentation and working on a U.S. flag vessel. Be prepared to show one of the following forms of identification. Trainees who refuse or are unable to provide the identification described below will not be issued a course completion certificate. (NMC Policy Letter 11-02)

  • U.S. Coast Guard issued Merchant Mariner Document (MMD)
  • U.S. Coast Guard issued STCW 95 certificate (with photograph)
  • U.S. Passport (unexpired or expired)
  • United States Armed Forces identification card
  • Identification card issued by federal, state or local government agencies, provided it contains a photograph
  • Driver’s license or identification card issued by a state or U.S. possession, provided it contains a photograph



Maritime Fire Training Center

Swanton, Ohio 43558  (419)867-2763





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This schedule will change throughout the year as classes are scheduled.  The website will not reflect the changes made throughout the year, so it is important to call the office and talk with the staff about your desired dates.


For more information or to enroll in a class contact:
Great Lakes Fire Training Center
2600 S. Eber Rd.
Swanton, Ohio 43558
Phone: 419-574-1965 or 419-867-2763