|Fire Engineering hosted a webinar last July titled, “Revisiting NFPA 1403 Before Your Next Live-Fire Training.” A recorded version is now available inside Community Resources.|
Training is vital to every fire department, but if not done properly, it can result in unnecessary injuries, and even death. In the last decade, more than 100 firefighters died during training activities and live-fire training was a leading cause.
Last July, Deputy Chief Chuck Montgomery of Glendale Fire Department in Arizona delivered an important firefighter training presentation for Fire Engineering titled, “Revisiting NFPA 1403 Before Your Next Live Fire Training.” The webinar covered how departments can effectively apply the NFPA 1403 standard in their own live-fire training scenarios and Montgomery shared various lessons and instructions on how to implement safer evolutions.
A recorded version of the webinar, which has been selected as TargetSolutions’ Resource of the Month, is now available inside Community Resources for departments to assign to users.
“With proper pre-planning and a detailed Incident Action Plan, as well as a focus on safety, live-fire training can be a valuable tool for the fire service and the dangers can be greatly reduced or completely eliminated,” Montgomery said during the 56-minute overview.
In addition, TargetSolutions’ offers an online firefighter training course, “NFPA 1403 Live Fire Training Evolutions,” which reviews live-burn evolutions and emphasizes the importance of safety. Departments are able to deliver TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1403 training course, as well as this month’s top resource presented by Montgomery, and track completions.
To view this webinar or other NFPA 1403 related documents, please log in to your organization’s TargetSolutions site and search “NFPA 1403” within the Community Resources tab. If you have questions about Community Resources, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.