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    Looking for some case law or current ways FD's view NFPA 1403. Looking over the 1403 document to me it shows where 1403 does not apply to just burning a building down without any interior or exterior evolutions. Is the purpose of 1403 for having a live fire with evolutions only or is it all inclusive anytime a building is being burned wether there is any training on that building or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbarnes660 View Post
    Looking for some case law or current ways FD's view NFPA 1403. Looking over the 1403 document to me it shows where 1403 does not apply to just burning a building down without any interior or exterior evolutions. Is the purpose of 1403 for having a live fire with evolutions only or is it all inclusive anytime a building is being burned wether there is any training on that building or not.
    Why would the FD just be burning down buildings? In my state the DEP and EPA have made it very clear that for the FD to burn a structure down it must be for valid training purposes. Watching a house burn down is not considered a valid training purpose. So the next step is allowing the house to be burned down outside of training, which requires you follow all the laws/rules on open burning, ie: no plastics, strip out the wiring, no asphalt shingles, no painted wood, etc...

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    NFPA 1403 is a catchall to protect your butts and your people. If you follow it any time you do any sort of activities that involve live fire, you will make sure that your people are safe and your department is protected. If you choose not to follow the standard and something happens, the lawyers will have a field day with you and your department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    NFPA 1403 is a catchall to protect your butts and your people. If you follow it any time you do any sort of activities that involve live fire, you will make sure that your people are safe and your department is protected. If you choose not to follow the standard and something happens, the lawyers will have a field day with you and your department.
    Agreed. There is no reason what so ever not to follow 1403 to the T.
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