Conducting A Safe Structural Burn Training Drill

TOPIC: CONDUCTING A SAFE STRUCTURAL BURN TRAINING DRILL TIME REQUIRED: FOUR TO SIX HOURS MATERIALS: TWO FULLY EQUIPPED PUMPERS (AT A MINIMUM), ONE STAFFED EMS UNIT, SCBA CYLINDER REFILLIING CAPABILITY, DRINKING WATER AND CUPS, CONTINUOUS WATER...


        for firefighting. One hose line will be used by the attack crew, one hoseline with the backup crew,

        and one hose line will be used by the stokers and kept in the burn area as a safety line.

        Consideration should be given to a separate water supply for the attack and backup lines and the

        safety line.

  20. The instructors and the firefighting crews should be reminded of the importance of ventilation at

        part of the activity. Adequate provisions must be made to allow the steam to vent when attacking

        the fires to prevent steam burns.

E. POST EVALUATION AND CLEANUP (EO 1-5)

  1. The class is responsible for cleaning up the surrounding area. This includes making sure all burned

      materials are extinguished

  2. A critique should be conducted at the conclusion of each training activity. This should include a

      check of the students to insure that no injuries went unreported and that any equipment repairs are

      reported.

  3. Before dismissal of the group, all equipment and apparatus must be returned to service and the

      area must be cleaned.

REVIEW:

CONDUCTING A SAFE STRUCTURAL TRAINING DRILL

   * Preparation of the Training Site

   * Preparation of the Students

   * Safety Briefing

   * Evolutions

   * Post Evaluation and Cleanup

REMOTIVATION: As with any training activity, it is important that the instructors have the proper knowledge and skill to conduct the activity. It is also important that all the training participants go home safely at the conclusion of the activity.