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Marine Fire Fighting Training at LSU FETI Dutch Harbor Minden Facility, Louisiana

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Established in 1963 by the Louisiana Legislative Act, the Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute (originally LSU Firemen Training Program) was created to provide training to paid and volunteer fire service personnel throughout the state. The training center is situated on 80 acres of land south of the main Louisiana State University (LSU) campus, with training grounds designed to offer a large variety of fire, rescue and emergency response training.

FETI has six class-rooms, a fire extinguisher building, a burn building and several burn props. Each classroom is equipped with audiovisual training aids. FETI is located about six miles from LSU's main campus on LSU.

FETI offers several industrial firefighting classes both locally at the Baton Rouge Institute as well as nationally through the use of adjunct instructors and mobile training props. FETI can tailor courses to your specific needs and time constraints.

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Training Programs


Marine Firefighting Programs

  • Basic Marine Firefighter (24 hours): This course is designed as an introductory course for anyone working in a marine environment whose job requires membership on a firefighting team. This course covers basic theories in firefighting in a marine environment as well as teamwork and communication. This course is USCG and STCW approved.
  • Advanced Marine Firefighter (36 hours): This course provides information on how to prevent and control fires aboard ship through the proper organization of fire parties, proper use of the fixed systems, proper operation of the detection systems, proper selection of appliances and determination of the causes of fire.
  • Incipient Marine Firefighting (8 hours): This course is designed to prepare the student to prevent, control, and extinguish fires utilizing dry chemical and carbon dioxide extinguishers with an overview of fixed/automatic systems commonly found in the marine/industrial environment.
  • Fire Watch For Marine Employment (8 hours): This course provides instruction on how to prevent, control, and extinguish fires on an offshore platform while acting as a fire watch, utilizing different kinds of extinguishers and water lines.
  • Offshore Fire Fighting (16 hours): This course provides instruction on how to prevent, control, and extinguish fires on an offshore platform utilizing extinguishers, firefighting hand lines and foam.
  • Tank & Barge Firefighting (16 hours): This course provides instruction on how to prevent, control, and extinguish fires on a barge utilizing different kinds of extinguishers, water lines, and foam.
  • Marine Firefighting Land-Based (40 hours): This course provides the landbased Firefighter with the training, knowledge, and necessary skills to assist maritime personnel for the safe and effective management of shipboard fire incidents through the use of proper organization of fire parties, extinguishing procedures, and detection and suppression systems.
  • Marine Firefighting Command & Control (56 hours): This course enables program participants to understand the differences between incidents unique to the maritime environment versus land-based incidents.
  • Helicopter Landing Officer (24 hours): This course is designed to meet the initial training requirements, including emergency response, for Offshore Helicopter Landing Officers.

Certifications Offered

  • Helicopter Landing Officer
  • Land-Base Marine Firefighter
  • Marine Firefighter
  • Tankbarge Firefighter

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