Marine Firefighting Inc. (MFI)

Marine Firefighting for the Maritime Industry














Whether your crews are operating on a tug or tow boat moving barges on an inland river, or an Offshore Service Vessel supplying needed equipment and crew changes to an oil rig, or a fishing vessel, or a cargo or passenger ship traveling the world, or a shipyard that builds and repairs these vessels, MFI can set up a training program which will keep them and your vessels safe from fire.

Add to that the fact that we can provide this training at YOUR location. This will reduce the costs involved of having your crews travel. We can also keep track of your employee's fire training records for you.

We have also worked with the LNG industry for over 10-years. If you are the owner/operator of an LNG facility, fleet, or Fi Fi equipped LNG escort tug we can provide the specialized training your employees need. To see LNG click here

Also see information about our consulting services


















All of our training begins with a classroom session. Our material is presented to your employees in an informative but also an entertaining format which will keep their attention and insure retention of the material taught.

Even if your crews have already received their Basic and Advanced Firefighting; how long ago was that? Was the training complete and pertinent to your vessels or cargos? Did it involve photos of old World War II tankers instead of modern vessels and equipment?

We work in an industry that is constantly changing. New types of ships, new types of propulsion, new types of fuel (such as LNG), as well as new methods and equipment for fighting and preventing fires aboard your ships.

MFI keeps abreast of all these changes and incorporates them into our training programs so your employees are receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information. We can also adapt our program to fit your specific needs.


















After the classroom session there can be plenty of hands on training. Pictured on the left is Tom Guldner, President of Marine Firefighting Inc. as he talks with crew members about this vessel's Firefighting pumps and escape routes from the engine room and CO2 systems.

We can train your crews on the vessels and equipment they will actually be using; not on a simulator.

Many times features and procedures aboard a ship or facility which were thought to be standard procedure by everyone are found to be new or misunderstood by some members of the crew.

One area where this might be the case is with the CO2 and similar systems. Their operation, and steps to be taken before and after discharge are sometimes omitted or performed incorrectly. In some documented cases the CO2 system was activated improperly or hatches and vents to the fire area were left open allowing the CO2 to vent out along with the heat and smoke.

















Tom Guldner, President of Marine Firefighting Inc. addressing the 2014 International Tug, Salvage & OSV in Hamburg Germany 16-20 June 2014.

Tom's address dealt with Work Boats, the LNG Industry and LNG As a Fuel. Tom has addressed several national and International conventions in the past.

Why not have Tom address your convention?

Join Tom at this years 2017 Work Boat Show....




















In 2018 Tom will address the ITS 2018 convention, this time in Marseille, France. Tom's will discuss firefighting on your vessel and also how LNG bunkering will affect firefighting methods.

If you are there, please stop by and say hello.











MFI has trained over 120 Fire Department throughout the USA - Here is a list of our previous Commercial clients

Austal Ship Building Mobile Alabama Work Boat Show New Orleans 2003 - 2004 - 2006 - 2013
Bay Houston Towing tng FF-LNG Galveston-Freeport, TX Work Boat - Fish Expo Providence, RI. 2002
Chesapeake Energy Services tng FF-LNG Cove Point, MD  
Compañía Marítima del Pacifico tng LNG- Mexico
International Clients
Crescent Towing Tug boat crew training LNG Savannah, GA Canada -British Columbia
Edison Chouest boat crew tng LNG Sabine Pass LNG Vancouver Port Authority
Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, NY Canada - Newfoundland
McAllister Towing Tug boat crew training LNG Norfolk, VA Canships Ltd. FiFi Tugs Firefighting and Crude Oil Tankers
Marine Casualty Conference for Professional Mariner Magazine Canada - Nova Scotia
Marine Max Marina - Lake Ozark, MO FDIC-Nova Scotia 2004
Moran Towing Tug boat crew training Philadelphia, PA  
Moran Towing Tug boat crew training LNG Norfolk, VA Australia
Moran Towing Tug boat crew training LNG Savannah, GA Riverside Marine's RiverWijs Tugs
Moran Towing Tug boat crew training LNG Port Arthur, TX Germany - Hamburg
Sailing Emporium Yacht Club - Rock Hall, MD ITS Hamburg - Addressed LNG and the Work Boat Industry
Signet Maritime Gulf LNG Pascagoula, MS Great Britain
Sudderman/Young Tug tng FF-LNG GalvestoFreeport,TX

Lloyds of London "Ships on Fire" Conference in London, 2003

US Coast Guard Marine Safety Office - Cape May, NJ Mexico
US Coast Guard Marine Safety Office - Cleveland, OH Compañía Marítima del Pacific Tug boat crew training LNG

Why not e-mail us today for more information or to set up the training for your employees today?

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