National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Live Burn Training

01/31/2011
Conducting a live fire burn provides firefighters with a level of realism that is unsurpassed. Such training exercises are much sought after and provide valuable experience. Today's live burn requires an extensive investment of time and preparation because at the end of the day, as we have been tragically reminded, we are still dealing with an element that still refuses to be fully harnessed--fire. The acquired structure burn, following NFPA 1403 Live Fire Training Evolutions, lays out a comprehensive plan for conducting an exercise in the safest manner possible. The value in following the standard is never more evident than when safety precautions need to be put in practice. "Checki...

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