P5 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Issue 3 and Volume 168.

<Previous Displaying 5/6 Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Next>View Article as Single page Site Work Preparation creates debris. The disposal method will vary with each jurisdiction and the materials. Wood-based products such as furniture and paneling that have been removed and broken up and reduced in size, as well as cabinetry can be figured into the fuel load. Household chemicals, pesticides, paint, solvents, and the like may require special disposal or possibly can be thrown in the garbage can. Asbestos tile, shingles, exterior siding, and other friable products may also need special attention, licensed personnel, and nontraditional removal and disposal. The local AHJ may or may not allow carpet, vinyl siding, synthetic-based furniture, wall and window treatments, and other debris to be consumed as fuel in the “burn down” process. However, NFPA 1403 does not permit it during the training process. You must do the research and ensure…

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