If you missed Firehouse’s special webcast, “Revisiting NFPA 1403 Before Your Next Live Fire Training,” you can find a recording of the valuable presentation online at Firehouse.com.
On Tuesday, July 8, Glendale, Ariz. Fire Department Deputy Chief Chuck Montgomery delivered an important firefighter training presentation, which was sponsored by TargetSolutions. This webinar covered how departments can effectively apply the NFPA 1403 standard in their own live-fire training scenarios. Montgomery shared various lessons and instructions on how to implement safer live fire evolutions.
“With proper pre-planning and a detailed Incident Action Plan (IAP), 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. “As fire service leaders, the importance of setting the standards cannot be overemphasized.”
Montgomery said his department is able to assign TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1403 Live Fire Training Evolutions course, then track and report completions online.
“We use TargetSolutions to hold our members accountable for the training,” Montgomery said. “Members are required to complete TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1403 training course online. This guarantees that everyone involved has a full understanding of their individual responsibility and we have the documentation to confirm their participation.”