Sea Safety Training Squadron
All Royal New Zealand Navy personnel are trained in firefighting, damage control, sea survival and NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) protection techniques.
The Sea Safety Training Squadron operates a custom-built facility that replicates a three-deck section of a ship. The facility can be flooded and set on fire to replicate the conditions sailors must be prepared to confront in a combat or emergency situation.
Right: Personnel learning how to fight a fire in a simulated crash of a helicopter on the flight deck of a ship. A mock-up of the helicopter is top-right.