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Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

John K. Murphy on Training Liability: Q & A

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

John K. Murphy, attorney and retired fire chief from Washington state, recently presented a free Webcast on training liability for fire departments. Read some of the questions he got from viewers and his responses.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Greg Fisher, who heads the annual live burning training at FDIC, discusses safety and other considerations to live burns in acquired structures.

Report on Fire Service Training Fires Available

Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Under the auspices of the NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation and in conjunction with the UMCP Fire Protection Engineering Department and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute a research study was recently completed regarding the "Evaluation of Fire Service Training Fires."  

Video: UL Attic Burn, Day Two

Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Check out video below from today's live burn by Underwriters Laboratories

Live from the UL Attic Burn Testing: Live Burn

Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Check out video from this morning's live burn during attic fire research at UL's Northbrook (IL) facility.

Live from the UL Attic Burns: Bobby Halton Chats with Fire Service Members

Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Chief Bobby Halton talked to Chris Hasbrook, P.J. Norwood, and others at today's live burn testing at UL.

NC Firefighters Conduct Controlled Burn of Structures

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

On November 2, 2013, the Enfield (NC) Fire Department in Halifax County and other agencies conducted an controlled burn with two large, two-story frame dwellings with add on extensions.

ISFSI Live-Fire Training Event Coming to Arizona

Thu, Feb 28, 2013

The International Society of Fire Services Instructors (ISFSI) is conducting an upcoming live-fire training event in Arizona.

Live-Fire Training: What Do You Train On?

Thu, Feb 21, 2013

Knowing what type of skills you want to train on is the key to conducting a successful live-fire training evolution, Mark van der Feyst writes.

Live-Fire Training: Much Preparation for Safety

Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Live-fire training is a dangerous, high-risk event, but with proper and thorough planning and preparation, you can conduct a safe training day if you take the time and are properly guided, Mark van der Feyst writes.

NFPA 1403 Live-Fire Evolutions at Fire Service Training Centers

Mon, Oct 5, 2009

Live fire training is an essential part of a firefighter's education, but there are significant differences between training at gas-fired versus non-gas-fired structures. Mike Gurr takes a closer look at this training.

Fire Facilities offers free online seminar

Wed, Feb 20, 2008 Fire Facilities Inc. will be offering a free online seminar, "Your Roadmap to Planning a Successful Training Facility," on Tuesday, March 18th from 2-3 pm EST.

Necessary, Dangerous, or Both: Live Fire Training in Acquired Structures

Mon, Jan 28, 2008 While filming with the Guilford (CT) Fire Department, Frank Ricci and Jim Duffy learned of a simple control measure to make live-fire training in acquired structures a little bit safer.

Inside the Bunker Selection Process

Tue, Nov 20, 2007 When the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department was looking for new gear in 2002, they created a selection process to take a fair look at different manufacturers' products. Tim Durby gives a concise look at that process and the PFD's evaluation methods.

Chesterfield County (VA) Volunteers At Live Burn

Thu, Jun 28, 2007 In August 2006, volunteer members of Chesterfield County (VA) Fire and EMS participated in a live burn at a residential dwelling. See photos from the training and one district chief's perspective on live-burn training.

Live-Fire Training LODDs: We Must Heed the Lessons Learned

Sun, Apr 1, 2007 On January 26, 2007, the Boulder (CO) Fire Department held a remembrance ceremony in memory of Firefighters Scott Smith and William Duran on the 25th anniversary of their deaths, which resulted from a live-fire training tragedy on January 26, 1982.

FireEngineering.com Presents "Conducting NFPA 1403 Compliant Live Burn Training"

Fri, Jun 9, 2006 This program focuses on the intent of the Acquired Structure Section of NFPA 1403 - Conducting Live Burn Training and walks the listener through the overall requirements to present training of this type.

Drill of the Week: Live Burn Exercise

Mon, Jan 9, 2006 Using an acquired structure to conduct live burn exercises according to NFPA 1403 is not an easy task requires careful, extensive planning.

Today's Debate: Manslaughter for Training Tragedies Results and Comments

Wed, Feb 20, 2002 synopsis

Live Burns and Liability

Fri, Feb 8, 2002 A New York State fire officer is being charged with manslaughter after a firefighter was killed in a live fire burn training exercise.

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