Fireguards are responsible for maintaining fire and safety rounds throughout the ship, aswell as completing the inventory, maintenance, and inspection of safety equipment and systems, life jackets, and firefighting equipment. He/she is also in charge of the maintenance and inspection of all water-tight doors and other damage control equipment and systems. Familiarity with “Code Blue” protocols, firefighting, inspection of reported fire alarms, and hand-held radiocommunication, as well as Flag State, “Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck” STCW(A-II/5), and Advanced Fire Fighting STCW (A-VI/3) certificates are required for this role.