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  • The Institute of Fire Safety Managers
  • Maritime Coastguard Agency
  • Operating largely around the coast of the UK, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is an organisation committed to monitoring the application of the UK’s maritime safety policy in order to prevent fatalities at sea. It awards qualifications to those working on ships and at sea. Courses accredited by the Maritime Coastguard Agency include general fire prevention courses as well as more specific awards in job-related subjects such as the Shipboard Safety Officer qualification. In addition to this, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency provides round the clock search and rescue services for the UK and internationally. 

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Firefighters protect and save people and property from fire and other hazards. This involves the provision of practical emergency services and of advice and education on fire prevention. Emergency services provided by firefighters include controlling and extinguishing fires, rescuing victims from burning buildings, other accident sites or dangerous situations, and dealing with bomb alerts and spillage of chemicals or other hazardous substances. Fire prevention work includes giving presentations to schools and other community groups, inspecting premises to ensure that they meet...more