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IADC Fire Fighting & Rescue Team Leader / On-Scene Commander Training for All Members of the Firefighting and Rescue Team on Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU)

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The IADC Fire Fighting & Rescue Team Leader / On-Scene Commander Training course is designed for personnel to acquire a thorough knowledge of offshore emergency response plans / provisions / scenarios and the actions that the Emergency Response Teams should take to respond to emergencies on MOU’s.

The IADC Fire Fighting & Rescue Team Leader / On-Scene Commander Training program is a Specialist Emergency Response Training and is for all members of the fire fighting and rescue team on a Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU).


Assessment includes a written or oral assessment of the theoretical knowledge gained, with a final assessment by the instructor of all practical scenario exercises. A pass will result in a Training Certificate being issued and a certified record entered in the individuals IADC Training and Operations Passport.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Validity: 2 years
  • Prerequisites: Participants must be in possession of a valid medical, BIOS or FIOS certificate and a Fire Fighting and Rescue Team Member or refresher certificate.

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On-Scene Commander




IADC Fire Fighting & Rescue Team Leader / On-Scene Commander Program

Leadership and Communication

  • Leadership role during incident scenarios
  • Managing and Co-ordinating Emergency response Team actions
  • Delegation of tasks and duties during incidents
  • Identifying and dealing with team and individual signs of stress during incidents
  • Assessment of team performance
  • Lay down and maintain effective lines of communication with the Emergency Response Teams, the Central Emergency Control Room and others
  • Provide regular updates / situation reports

Scenario Planning & Strategy

  • Assessment of Emergency Situation
  • Assessment of resource availability and their suitability
  • Formulation of emergency response plan
  • Prioritization of emergency response actions
  • Allocation of specific emergency response tasks to individual team members
  • Awareness of the capabilities and limitations of equipment and resources available
  • Organization of scenario exercises and drills.

Situational Awareness

  • Protection of Human Life - those involved in the incident, those responding to it and those on other duties
  • Limitation of damage to the environment
  • Safeguarding MOU integrity and assets
  • Limiting escalation of emergency situation
  • Path to recovery and normalization
  • Inspection, maintenance and reliability of Emergency Response equipment

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with IADC for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: June 6, 2021