Fire fighter 1 ( or 2 or 3 ) are class notations granted to vessels built and equipped in compliance with the relevant class requirements. These requirements are based upon experience and an appraisal of future vessels, size of object to be protected and available fire fighting equipment.
The following matters are covered by the classification:
- The vessel's fire fighting capability.
- The vessel's stability and its ability to keep position when the fire fighting monitors are in operation.
- The vessel's ability for self protection.