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USCG, STCW & MCA Approved Maritime Firefighting, Safety, Navigation Training for Firefighters, Seafarers, Marine Crew and Pilots in Fort Lauderdale

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As the training arm for the Resolve Marine Group, the Resolve Maritime Academy specializes in basic and advanced STCW, USCG and MCA approved shipboard/land-based training including firefighting, safety, first-aid, navigation and resource management certifications. The nationally recognized, focus on tanker, commercial vessel, cruise ship, and superyacht crew/personnel.

With Resolve Maritime Academy, you can take your career to the next level as you learn through live-action firefighting, safety, first-aid, navigation and resource management scenarios working with the Manatee Fire Training Vessel, ECDIS Lab, Dynamic Positioning Lab, Damage Control Wet Trainer, and navigational/operational simulators.

The state-of-the-art facilities are staffed with knowledgeable and experienced instructors who have unparalleled access to Resolve Marine Group’s real-time emergency response operations.

Conveniently located minutes from Port Everglades, South Florida Airports, major marinas, Sawgrass Mills Mall and miles of Ocean beaches, Resolve Marine Academy’s facilities are constantly upgraded to meet the growing needs of superyacht, commercial shipping, harbor piloting, and other firefighting/safety organizations. Training and course customization available.

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Training Programs

Open Enrollment Courses

  • MSA Advanced Firefighting (4 days): Meeting STCW-95 requirements, this advanced course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to develop a realistic fire prevention program.
  • USCG Advanced Firefighting (4 days): The Advanced USCG Firefighting course covers the four core components as required under the USCGNVIC 09-14 and 46 CFR 11.303 standards satisfying the USCG requirement or license upgrade and renewal.
  • Advanced Firefighting Revalidation - USCG (1 day): Meeting the STCW code, table A-VI/3 and satisfying the USCGrequirement (46 CFR Part 10) for license upgrade and renewal, the advanced firefighting revalidation course covers the required proficiencies under the STCW 2010 standards and USCG regulations.
  • Advanced Firefighting Updating - MCA (4 Hours): Meeting the STCW code, table A-VI/3 and satisfying the MCA requirements, the MCA advance firefighting Updating Course covers the required proficiencies under the STCW 2010 standards and MCA regulations.
  • Basic Firefighting - STCW/USCG (2 days): The basic marine firefighting course covers the requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) as amended 2010 standards and USCGregulations.
  • Basic Firefighting Revalidation - STCW/USCG (4 hours): This course allows students to demonstrate the skills needed to revalidate their STCW Certification and covers the requirements in accordance with 46 CFR 10 and STCW 10 Table A-VI/1-2 standards.
  • Basic Firefighting (STCW) (2 days): The course provides the necessary minimum fire prevention and firefighting training to meet the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) code, tables A-VI/1-2 as required by the USCG and the IMO.
  • Basic Safety Training - STCW (5 days): Provides the necessary training to meet the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) code, tables A-VI/1-1 through A-VI/1-4 as required by the USCGand the IMO.
  • Combined Basic &Advanced Fire Fighting- USCG (5 days): This combined course will cover the four core components of safety as required under the STCW as amended 2010 standards and USCG regulations providing the necessary training to meet the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) code, tables A-VI/1-2 and satisfies the USCG requirement (46CFR Part 10) for license upgrade/renewal and fulfills the STCW-95 as amended 2010 Basic Safety Training requirements for firefighting.
  • LNG Awareness (8 hours): This course was developed to explain and examine the history, properties, distribution, dangers, and needs when dealing with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
  • Supervisor and Assessor Train the Trainer - USCG (4 days): This course is designed to provide the student with the basic aspects of the learning process and methods to successfully transfer knowledge and skills to others. Upon completion, participants should be capable of undertaking all responsibilities of an instructor and/or assessor are required by the STCW2010 code.

Municipal Fire Training

  • Marine Firefighting for Land-Based Firefighters (5 days): This course is designed to orient the student to the maritime industry, covering such topics as the ship's organization and construction, in-depth strategy and tactics for various ship configurations, similarities and differences between ship and structural firefighting using a variety of outside resources from NFPA 1005 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Marine Firefighters for Land-Based Firefighters, NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, NFPA 1405 Guide for Land-Based Firefighters who Respond to Marine Vessel Fires.
  • Fire Resource Management (2 days): This course was developed for the professional firefighter addressing factors that are continually found to be contributing factors in NIOSH Firefighter Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) reports. The course addresses communication failures, poor decision making, lack of situational awareness and leadership failures. The course goals are to minimize the effects of human error and maximize crew performance.

Custom Courses

  • Damage Control (2 days): The Damage Control class focuses on practical field exercises designed to control flooding damage from ruptures in pipes, hull plate, and failed watertight fittings. Trainees are required to problem solve, communicate, discover, report, isolate and prioritize damage in a Damage Control Trainer.
  • Team Building (1 day): Design specific team-building activities focusing on groups working together during emergency/safety situations. Designed and led by Academy instructors, custom team building trainings immerse participants in safe, contained “Live-Action” scenarios where pre-designed objectives are embedded into activities.

Dynamic Positioning - OSVDPA Scheme

  • Dynamic Positioning Induction (5 days): The Induction Course also known as the basic course will be offered for Deck, Engine, and ETO Officers and is predominantly theory-based with guided practical exercises that introduce the trainee to various DP operational modes.
  • Dynamic Positioning Simulator (5 days): The Simulator Course provides advanced Dynamic Positioning (DP) training to Masters, Chief Engineers & Deck/Engine/ETO’s ship’s officers to a standard adequate to fulfill the requirements of the industry, and of the various bodies and institutions involved. This course provides participants with further insight, experience, and confidence in performing offshore operations under DP control, as well as, to be familiar with and observe the rules and regulations under which such operations should be performed, according to OSVDPA, national and international authorities.

LAST UPDATED ON Aug 13, 2019