Purpose: To prepare officers and enlisted
personnel for qualification as members of a damage control organization
Scope: The scope includes proper techniques and
procedures for general shipboard firefighting. Fires include Class
Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie fires involving conventional and nuclear
weapons. This course provides training on fire party positions
including scene leader, nozzleman, hoseman, plugman and accessman
using direct fire attack procedures. J-495-0412 is for personnel
going to oxygen breathing apparatus (OBA) equipped ships, and
J-495-0416 is for personnel going to self-contained breathing
apparatus (SCBA) equipped ships. The OPNAV damage control
proficiency satisfied by this course is Level II.
Points of Contact:
Master Course Scheduler
Normal hours of operation are from 0700 – 11630 Monday thru Friday.
Weekend training will only be conducted with prior approval from OTC
Commanding Officer or designated representative.
Authorized attire. Students shall arrive in the uniform of
the day, with authorized PT gear for wear underneath the
firefighting uniform and equipment.
Prerequisites. Students must be in sound physical
condition to man fire hoses and work with various damage control
equipment. Students must be present for the entire training period
to receive credit for the course. The parent command is to certify
on student orders that they are medically qualified to attend the
Firefighting School. Students/teams reporting for firefighting
training without the required medical statements on their orders
will not be retained and will be returned to their parent command