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Live Fire Training: Principles and PracticeAuthors: International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Society of Fire Service Instructors, National Fire Protection Association
All fire fighters need the safe and controlled “real life” training offered through live fire exercises in order to be fully prepared for the hazards of the fireground. Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice, Second Edition provides a definitive guide on how to ensure safe and realistic live fire training for both students and instructors. Updated to address all the requirements for NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, 2018 Edition, including the following new requirements:
Prerequisites for all live fire training participants
Health and safety
Fundamentals of fire behavior
Fire development in a compartment
Nozzle techniques and door control
Documentation of prescribed minimum training
How to develop ventilation-controlled evolution
Incident Reports of actual live fire training accidents are included, along with detailed instructions for how to prepare for live burns in acquired structures, gas-fired and non-gas-fired permanent structural props, exterior live fire props, and mobile enclosed live fire training props.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction to Live Fire Training
Chapter 2 Critical Incident Planning
Chapter 3 Physiology of Firefighter Training
Chapter 4 Preparation and Training of Instructors
Chapter 5 Teaching Fire Behaviour and Dynamics
Chapter 6 Preparation and Organisation of Operations
Chapter 7 Acquired Structures
Chapter 8 Gas-Fired and Non-Gas Fired Live Fire Training Structures and Mobile Enclosed Live Fire Training Props
Chapter 9 Exterior Live Fire Training Props
Chapter 10 Reports and Documentation
Chapter 11 Live Fire Training Evolution
Appendix A An Extract from: NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, 2017 Edition
Appendix B NFPA 1403 Correlation Guide
Appendix C Acquired Structure Live Fire Training Model SOP
Appendix D Permanent Structure Live Fire Training