AIMS Endorses New Marine Firefighting Training Program

A new training series featuring firefighting techniques taught by Texas A&M University's Marine Firefighting Training School is now available from Gulf Publishing Company Video. The series, Marine Firefighting, has earned the endorsement of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS).

"The only other film like it was produced by the U.S. Coast Guard more than 20 years ago," says Gerald Babin, GPC Video's executive producer. The people at Texas A&M provided the content and AIMS reviewed and endorsed the series.

The program details the five areas of marine fire training taught at Texas A&M University, College Statio, Texas. Divided into five videotape modules, the series begins with part one, Exploring Fire's Chemistry; and continues with part two, Portable Extinguishers; part three, Water and Fire; part four, Use of Foam; and ends with part five, Interior Firefighting. All tapes were shot on location at the Texas A&M University fire training grounds.

The series provides a fire-fighting training program which can be implemented on board a ship, tanker, or drilling rig. Those who operate vessels on inland waterways, Port Authorities, and fire departments who may be called upon to fight a fire on board a docked ship should know and understand the techniques taught here. GPC Video will offer this series in both Italian and Korean in the fall of 1984.

To obtain a free 4-color brochure on the series from Gulf Publishing Company Video, Circle 37 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 70,  Apr 1984

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