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Live Fire Training: Principles And Practice

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    ISBN: 9781284041231
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    Revised First Edition
    ISBN: 9781284041231

International Society of Fire Service Instructors, IAFC, NFPA, David Casey, Susan Schell, Mike Kemp

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, Revised First 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, 2012 Edition, this essential resource features:

  • Detailed instructions on preparing for live burns in acquired structures, using gas-fired and non-gas-fired permanent structural props, and working with exterior live fire props 
  • 3 New appendices include:
  • Appendix D: Permanent Structure Live Fire Training Model SOP
  • Appendix E: Permanent Structure Live Fire Training Burn Plan 
  • Appendix F: NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions Crosswalk from 2007 Edition to 2012 Edition
  • Incident Reports of actual live fire training accidents, including a summary of the lessons learned 
  • Current live fire training legal requirements and direction on how to be compliant with industry standards 
  • A singular focus on fire fighter safety throughout the text  

About the Authors:
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

The mission of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors is to be the catalyst for fire service instructors, using realistic, motivational ideas and concepts coupled with a global network of resources to enhance the safety and effectiveness of the fire service.

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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