How will you conduct fire drills on board?

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Fire drills must be conducted in accord with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter III, Regulation 19, 3.4.2. and include the following activities:

(a) All persons must report to stations as described in the ‘muster list’.
(b) Start and operate the emergency fire pump and affect the required two jets of water to show that the system is in correct working order.
(c) Checking of the Fireman’s Outfit together with other personal rescue equipment.
(d) Checking and testing communication equipment.
(e) Operation and checking of all watertight doors, fire dampers and ventilation systems.
(f) Checking that the necessary arrangements for abandonment of the vessel are in place.

Any faults and defects found during a drill must be rectified and all equipment must be brought back to an operational status following the drill period.

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Answered on June 30, 2021