Firefighter Training: Live-Fire Training: What Do You Train On?

By Mark van der Feyst In my previous article, we discussed all the important factors to consider when setting up any live-fire training exercise. Whether it is conducted in an acquired structure or a fixed facility, there are a number of items to be completed before the first set can be lit. So why do we conduct live-fire training exercises? What are we training to do? This is a good question to ask whenever setting up any live-fire training, or any training for that matter. Setting out specific objectives will only aid in making the exercise successful. Let’s first consider some things that we do not want to practice at any live-fire training exercise. When using an acquired structure or...

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