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AVOIDING A LIVE-BURN TRAINING PITFALL

02/01/2007
BY RAY MCCORMACKConducting live-burn training at acquired structures using Class A burn materials is serious business. The record of injuries that occur when certain safety measures aren’t followed is well documented. The standard for these training events is National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1403, Standard on Live-Fire Training Evolutions. When running a live burn, you should not only comply with the standard but also exceed it relative to overall safety. Safe training at a live-fire event necessitates many things-most importantly, instructors who are well-versed in numerous disciplines, including safety, accountability, water supply, fire behavior, NFPA 1403, and common ...

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