Technical Training  

TECHNICAL TRAINING

 
USS Buttercup
 

WET TRAINER

 

Click here for the "Buttercup" video for an overview of the OTC Damage Control Wet Trainer experience

 

Purpose:  The Damage Control Wet Trainer, better known as the Buttercup"BUTTERCUP" is located in building 403. It was renovated in 1993 to meet the demands of the fleet and to keep up with modern day training. It is 48 feet long, 24 feet wide, with a deck height of 8 feet and weighs approximately 38 tons. The pool that the trainer rests in is 5 feet deep on the starboard side and 8 feet on the port side which causes the trainer to take a sharp list during training. The pool holds approximately 37,000 gallons of fresh water. The trainer consists of eight compartments including a fan room, Damage Control Central, Damage Control Repair Station, storerooms and a berthing compartment. The storeroom and berthing are subject to controlled flooding. The trainer provides training in basic damage control to students in various officer accession programs as well as to personnel from fleet and reserve units.

Buttercup
 

   Scope:  Three hours classroom training. Two hours hands-on training in shoring, plugging, patching, and dewatering.
   Administration.

   Points of Contact:
   Wet Trainer Supervisor:    (401) 841-1006
   Master Course Schedule:   (401) 841-4349 / 6218

   Operational Information.
   Normal hours of operation are from 0700 – 1500 Monday through Friday. 


Authorized attire.  The working uniform of the day is required for the classroom phase of the training. Non-military students clothing must be conservative and tasteful. For wet trainer exercises, coveralls, working uniforms or appropriate military PT gear are authorized for students onboard the Wet Trainer. Non-military students must wear conservative and tasteful PT gear or bathing suits. T-shirts and shorts will be worn over all bathing suits. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided. Towels are not provided.

Buttercup

Prerequisites.  Medical Screening must be completed by parent command 30 days prior to participation in training.  A minimum of 15 students is required to conduct Damage Control training at the Wet Trainer. A maximum of 30 students can be supported to conduct Damage Control training.

To request any Technical Training, please send the following information to OTC_Scheduling@navy.mil

Specific trainer/s requested
Number of students
Preferred dates with alternate dates if possible
Point of contact with good contact information

Requests should be made no more than 3 months in advance.
 

Firefighting


FIREFIGHTING

 

Click here for the "Firefighting" video for an overview of the OTC Firefighting Trainer experience


The 19F3A Firefighting Trainer is a three story building Firefightingwhich houses a simulated ship's engine, boiler , supply rooms, CIC, laundry, electrical, berthing and galley compartments. The trainer generates representative shipboard Class Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie fires for students to combat under realistic shipboard conditions.  It also includes a 15x15 foot fire pit area utilized to teach fire hose handling techniques and to build confidence in students exposed to the intense heat of a large fire.  Included in the same compound with the 19F3A Trainer building are classrooms, administrative facilities, and a maintenance building.


FirefightingThe trainer simulates 15 different types of shipboard fires by burning propane gas and dispersing non-toxic simulated smoke.  Emissions from the firefighting trainer meet all EPA, state, and local requirements.  The various firefighting training scenarios and  individual fire parameters are controlled at each of the Instructor/Operator Stations and equipped with a video console and keyboard which allows the operator to manually or automatically control the fires in each compartment to prevent unsafe conditions.



FirefightingApproximately 8,000 students per year are trained in live firefighting techniques at OTC. In addition to the OTC and Surface Warfare Officer School training requirements, Naval Readiness Command One, the U.S. Naval Academy, Coast Guard, and foreign navies receive firefighting training at this facility.  The 19F3A Trainer is a versatile, all weather trainer with the ability to meet all firefighting  training requirements based on a 10hr/day, 5day/week, 50 week/year schedule. The life of a ship may some day depend on the firefighting training received at our facility. The training that naval personnel receive here is in turn passed on to their crews aboard ship.  The enormous potential for saving lives and ships demands that realistic live firefighting training be utilized.  Damage control training is the most basic and yet by far the most important training the crew of a ship can receive.

Fire Fighting Trainer Supervisor: (401) 841-7404
Master Course Schedule:            (401) 841-4349 / 6218

Prerequisites.  Medical Screening must be completed by parent command within 30 days prior to participation in training.  A minimum of 15 students is required to conduct Damage Control training at the Wet Trainer. A maximum of 30 students can be supported to conduct Damage Control training.

To request any Technical Training, please send the following information to OTC_Scheduling@navy.mil

Specific trainer/s requested
Number of students
Preferred dates with alternate dates if possible
Point of contact with good contact information

Requests should be made no more than 3 months in advance.

 


  Firefighting Requirements
 

FIREFIGHTING REQUIREMENTS


Purpose:  To prepare officers and enlisted personnel for qualification as members of a damage control organization aboard ship.

Scope:  The scope includes proper techniques and procedures for general shipboard firefighting. Fires include Class Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie fires involving conventional and nuclear weapons. This course provides training on fire party positions including scene leader, nozzleman, hoseman, plugman and accessman using direct fire attack procedures.  J-495-0416 is for personnel going to self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipped ships.  The OPNAV damage control proficiency satisfied by this course is Level II.

Administration.

Points of Contact:

FFT Supervisor                       (401) 841-7401 / 7402 / 7414
Master Course Scheduler         (401) 841-3837 / 6218

Operational Information.

Normal hours of operation are from 0700 – 1500 Monday thru Friday.  Weekend training will only be conducted with prior approval from OTC Commanding Officer or designated representative. 

Authorized attire.  Students shall arrive in the uniform of the day, with authorized PT gear for wear underneath the firefighting uniform and equipment.  

Prerequisites.   Students must be in sound physical condition to man fire hoses and work with various damage control equipment. Students must be present for the entire training period to receive credit for the course. The parent command is to certify on student orders that they are medically qualified to attend the Firefighting School. Students/teams reporting for firefighting training without the required medical statements on their orders will not be retained and will be returned to their parent command.
 

LT Michael P. Murphy Combat Training Pool
 

LT MICHAEL P. MURPHY COMBAT TRAINING POOL

 

The new Combat Training Pool was opened April 20th, 2009 for use for the students at Officer Training Command. On July 9th, 2009, it will officially be dedicated to LT Michael P. Murphy, Medal Of Honor recipient.

Click here For more information on LT Murphy, please click here.

Today, the site's primary mission is to provide aquatics training for students of Officer Indoctrination School, Chaplain School, and the Naval Science Institute as well as other Officer Accession Programs. The facility is also utilized by various military units for water survival training, swimmer qualifications, and screen testing for SEALS, EOD and Navy Diver programs. The training pool provides support to other naval personnel, area commands, fleet units, civic, local, state and federal agencies as needed.

Purpose: To provide Officer Training Command (OTC) students with practical training in basic water safety and survival in various officer accession programs as well as personnel from fleet and reserve units.

Background: The CTP (Building 1357) is an L-shaped, 8 lane pool which holds approximately 347,000 gallons of chlorinated water. The CTP also has a training platform three meters above the water which is used only for military training, e.g., abandon ship drills, etc.

Administration.

Points of Contact:

Operational Information.

  • Normal hours of operation are from 0600 – 1500 Monday thru Friday.  Weekend training will only be conducted with prior approval from OTC Commanding Officer or designated representative.
  • Authorized attire.  Students shall arrive in a set of dry clothing, with approved swim attire, towel and toiletries.
  • Students who are not in the appropriate swim attire will not be allowed to participate in training activities

To request any Technical Training, please send the following information to OTC_Scheduling@navy.mil

Specific trainer/s requested
Number of students
Preferred dates with alternate dates if possible
Point of contact with good contact information

Requests should be made no more than 3 months in advance.



  Abandon Ship Jump
 

COMBAT POOL REQUIREMENTS

 

Pre-Commissioning Swim Requirements

The Third Class Swim Test is administered early in the training program.

Pool Quals
  • Students who are evaluated as being unsafe in the water will be removed from training and given remedial swim training.
  • Students who are unable to successfully complete the swim test, following extensive remedial instruction, will be held at training until able to pass the swim test. After three weeks of extra instruction administrative action will be taken.


Third Class Swim Test consists of the following:

  • Abandon Ship Jump: Jump from a 10 foot tower to simulate abandoning ship.
  • 5 minute Prone Float: Remain afloat face down, utilizing survival floating skills, for five minutes.
  • Coverall inflation: Fill a coverall with air to remain afloat.
  • 50 yd Swim: Using any single following stroke or combination of the crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke

IN ALL EVENTS THE SWIMMER MUST APPEAR CALM AND RELAXED


Trouser Inflation
Prone Float

Shirt Inflation


 
 

Required Documents for All Training

 

 

Prerequisites:  Medical Screening must be completed by parent command within 30 days prior to participation in training.  A minimum of 15 students is required to conduct Damage Control training at the Wet Trainer. A maximum of 30 students can be supported to conduct Damage Control training.”



 
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