VIGILANCE. The Role of The Shipboard FIRE MARSHAL. Fire Marshal Definition.
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The Role of The Shipboard FIRE MARSHAL
All ships shall have a designated FM to assist the Engineer.
The FM will aid the DCA in the training of personnel in fire prevention and fighting of fires.
Conduct a daily inspection throughout the ship paying particular attention to:
Hoses on deck
Gaylord hoods that are not clean are a fire waiting to happen.
Debris discovered in a ships ventilation system during a Fire Marshal Investigation. The investigation was conducted after a significant fire occurred on another vessel in which cigarette butts in the ventilation system were a major contributing factor.
Requirements in Drydock
Think there are fire hazards here…?
The Fire Marshal will submit reports citing fire hazards & make recommendations for correction. Immediate steps should be taken to eliminate hazards resulting from poor housekeeping, hot work, smoking & equipment deficiencies.
**Know your ship’s Fire Prevention & Fire Marshal instructions**