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P3 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Issue 3 and Volume 168.

<Previous Displaying 3/6 Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Next>View Article as Single page All forms of utilities must be disconnected or removed. The property owner should cover the related costs. Verify this before the day of training. In some cases, power back-fed from on-site generators or illegally hooked up to other properties was discovered after training began. Electrical power may be underground or overhead. If the line is overhead, cut it at the pole well away from the building. If overhead power lines are too close, it may be possible to work with the utility company to reroute the power and shut off the line. You would then be able to protect it as any other exposure. If the service is underground, it may still have to be rendered safe somewhere away from the property. Regardless of the location of the feed, deal with it well in advance…

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