The Institut maritime du Québec’s Centre de formation aux mesures d’urgence (CFMU-Emergency measures training centre) is the only organization specialized in marine emergency training. It offers seafarers regulatory training in sea rescue, sea survival and firefighting on board ship. The CFMU has various laboratories and modules equipped for practical exercises.

Specialized facilities

For practical training, the CFMU has:

  • A fire station
  • Labs where staff and candidates can perform equipment inspection and maintenance
  • A lab for outdoor practical exercises (with obstacle courses, self-contained breathing apparatus, clogging exercises, etc.)

    Photo credit: CFMU
    Photo credit: CFMU
  • A pool for complementary exercises
  • A petrochemical unit to reproduce facilities used in the petrochemical industry
  • A unit for confined space training.