On-Demand Webinar: Modern Live Fire Training: Best Practices for Success and Safety

March 7, 2024
Watch this Firehouse-hosted webinar now for key insights on modern live fire training. Discover best practices to ensure success and safety, guided by NFPA 1403 standards.

This webinar was originally held on March 7, 2024 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour

Register Today!

Already registered? Click here to log in and view the recording.


Firefighters practice their skills so that in the event of an emergency, members can operate safely and efficiently in a hostile environment. Rehearsing in a "controlled" hostile environment involves live-fire training in an acceptable structure, whether it be an acquired structure or a standalone approved training facility. However, the potential for a significant injury or line of duty fatality exists and unfortunately, history has proven that to be the case. Keeping these training evolutions safe requires planning, training, policies and safety parameters that must be in place in the event of an emergency. We will look at how NFPA 1403 provides a framework on how to successfully navigate a live fire training session, and discuss the best methods to create an effective learning environment while keeping the participants protected.


Michael Daley
Captain/Training Instructor
Monroe Township, NJ, Fire District

Michael Daley, who is a Firehouse contributing editor, is a 34-year veteran who serves as a captain and department training officer in Monroe Township, NJ. He is a staff instructor at multiple New Jersey fire academies and is an adjunct professor in the Fire Science Program at Middlesex County College. Daley is a nationally known instructor who has presented at multiple conferences, including Firehouse Expo and Firehouse World. His education includes accreditations as a Chief Training Officer and a Fire Investigator, and he completed the Craftsman Level of education with Project Kill the Flashover. Daley is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and a FEMA Instructor and Rescue Officer with NJ Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1. He operates Fire Service Performance Concepts, which is a training and research firm that delivers and develops training courses in many fire service competencies.

Moderator | Peter Matthews

Sponsored by