Thread: NFPA Live Burn requirement
11-17-2010, 04:20 PM #1
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NFPA Live Burn requirement
I'm looking to find out if there is a requirement by NFPA that all career firefighters participate in an annual live burn. If so could anyone cite the standard/section. Thanks!
11-17-2010, 04:55 PM #2
NFPA 1403: Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions
Here is the link,
just click on View the document online (read only)
Check with your State Fire School or Fire Marshal concerning Firefighter I.
Some States do not require it, but it is a part of
NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
Last edited by PaladinKnight; 11-17-2010 at 05:05 PM.HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL
11-17-2010, 06:04 PM #3
You might want to look into OSHA requirements (29 CFR 1910.156, if memory serves). They don't require an "annual live burn" per se but they do require appropriate training at least annually."Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"
The Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.
11-17-2010, 06:52 PM #4
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Thanks for the help guys.
11-17-2010, 08:02 PM #5
I need to amend my statement.
I missed the 'annual' in your question. I have never seen anywhere require annual live burn. Once you have done it and pass FFI, you are done. It is assumed that you will work or see more fires in the future, and each is a learning experience.
I have agree with DM on the annual hours of training required. These are considered continuing education, although not called that. Some are specific to jurisdiction, some to States, some to meet ISO.
In our State, each firefighter must receive 100 hours of training each year, which is broken down to various disciplines; hose & streams, water supply, tactics, communications, EVOC, and others. In our case, we offset those hours with the hours required by ISO to maintain our PPC. That translates into Dept training, Company Drills, Night Drills and Multi-company Drills. We adjust the two to cover both requirements.
Hope this helps.HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL
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