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P6 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Issue 3 and Volume 168.

<Previous Displaying 6/6 Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6View Article as Single page The Training Begins Accountability. A manageable span of control is important, and you may choose to begin the day with assigning crews to instructors or officers. Documenting their positions in a preconceived matrix of drills, rotating students and staff in methods to minimize heat stress and exposure to the elements is expected. A prepackaged, purchased personal accountability system is one method; however, when students travel from areas outside the mutual-aid boundaries, differing “store bought” systems may not be compatible. Numbered cattle tags from rural supply houses on shower curtain rings are an affordable option and are almost firefighterproof. Items are easily and inexpensively replaced when damaged or lost and can be made on scene with a permanent marker. Some may provide live fire training in venues drawing students from multiple cities, states, or countries. The legal…

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