Maritime Administration's Fire Training Center

Successful completion of this U.S. Coast Guard approved 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 U.S. Coast Guard Approved Courses can be found on the following website:

  • 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.
  • No beards; students must be clean shaven to ensure a proper fit for the SCBA.
  • The Fire Training Center will provide protective clothing and SCBA.
  • Showers are available at the facility; you must bring your own towels and toiletries.
  • Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the trainee.


Maritime Fire Training Center

2015 Firefighting 5-Day Combined Basic and Advanced Course Schedule

**This schedule changes continuously throughout the year and the changes are NOT reflected on this website. Please call the Fire Training Center at 419-867-2763 to enroll in a class or to check on a specific week of training.


05, 2015 - GLMA Cadets

26, 2015



06, 2015-GLMA Cadets

13, 2015-GLMA Cadets

20, 2015


09, 2015

23, 2015



03, 2015

17, 2015


16, 2015

30, 2015- GLMA Cadets



14, 2015

28, 2015


06, 2015

20, 2015



19, 2015



04, 2015

18, 2015



02, 2015

16, 2015


01, 2015

15, 2015


07, 2015

14, 2015



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