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NFPA 1403 Qualified Live Fire Instructor Review
NFPA 1403 n FF I & II Qualified Instructor for Five Years n Must have sponsoring agency n Must have at least five apprentice burns with a Live Fire Qualified Instructor n Must have the desire to conduct burns correctly Who is eligible to take the LFQ Course?
NFPA 1403 Live Fire Qualification Course Requirements First: Pass a written exam demonstrating knowledge of NFPA 1403, NFPA 1142, and FF I & II Essentials Second: Successfully complete practical evolution within 6 months Third: Complete and submit a correct pre-burn plan within 6 months
NFPA 1403 ATTITUDES TO FOSTER ATTITUDES TO FOSTER n Safety of all personnel n Ensure proper control during training exercises n Hazardous conditions are corrected n Unsafe acts are corrected
NFPA 1403 NFPA 1403, 2007 edition Deals with training all fire suppression personnel engaged in firefighting operations under live fire conditions.
NFPA 1403 NFPA 1403, 2007 edition Provides a process for conducting live fire training evolutions to ensure that they are conducted in safe facilities and that the exposure to health and safety hazards for the fire fighting receiving the training is minimized.
NFPA 1403 A method of fire ground communications shall be established. NFPA
NFPA 1403 AHJ The “AUTHORITY HAVING JURISDICTION” is the organization, office or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code or standard. NFPA NFPA
NFPA 1403 Instructor An individual qualified by the AHJ to deliver firefighting training, who has the training and experience to supervise students during live fire training evolutions. NFPA NFPA
NFPA 1403 Instructor In Charge An individual qualified as an instructor and designated by the AHJ to be in charge of the live fire training evolution. NFPA NFPA
NFPA 1403 Safety Officer An individual appointed by the AHJ as qualified to maintain a safe working environment at all live fire training evolutions. NFPA NFPA
NFPA 1403 Chapter The Safety officer shall provide for the safety of all persons on the scene including students, instructors, visitors, and spectators.
NFPA 1403 Chapter Student Prerequisites Prior to being permitted to participate in live fire training evolutions, the student shall have received training to meet the JPRs for FF1 in NFPA Safety Fire Behavior Forcible Entry Portable Extinguishers Overhaul FH, App, and Streams Water Supply Ventilation LaddersPPE
NFPA 1403 Chapter Student Prerequisites Students participating in a live fire training evolution who have received the required minimum training from other than the AHJ shall not be permitted to participate in any live fire training evolution without first presenting prior written evidence of having successfully completed the prescribed minimum training to the levels specified in
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities Proof of clear title Written permission from owner Insurance cancellation
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities A clear description of the anticipated condition… at the completion of the evolution(s) and the method of returning the property to the owner shall be put in writing…
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities 4.2.2* 4.2.2* Preparation shall include application for and receipt of required permits and permissions. 1. Asbestos Permit - NCDHHS, Div. of Public Health, Health Hazards Control Unit. 2. Air Quality Control
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4.2.2 (Appendix) Depending on location, permits required can include: Air Quality Water Runoff Water Usage Burning Traffic
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities – Hazardous Storage Containers shall be removed or neutralized so as not to present a safety problem. Vent or render inert
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities All hazardous structural conditions shall be removed or repaired so as to not present a safety problem during use of the structure.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities – Floors, railings, and stairs shall be made safe. Special attention shall be given to potential chimney hazards. Holes in walls and ceilings shall be patched.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities Low-density combustible fiberboard and other unconventional combustible interior finishes shall be removed. NFPA NFPA Extraordinary weight above the training area shall be removed. NFPA NFPA
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities – All hazardous environmental conditions shall be removed before conducting LF training in the structure. Debris creating or contributing to unsafe conditions shall be removed.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities Utilities shall be disconnected. Remove potential hazards of toxic weeds, insect hives, and vermin. Asbestos shall be removed by an approved asbestos removal contractor.
NFPA 1403 NOTE: Roof ventilation openings… 1997 edition: *(g) *(g) An adequate ventilation opening(s) shall be made in the roof and 2007 edition: This section has been removed. Only * has been left in. (Same wording in 1997 edition )
NFPA 1403 NOTE: Roof ventilation openings… 2002 and 2007 edition: * has been left in. (Same wording in 1997 edition ) ‘Roof ventilation openings that are normally closed but can be opened in the event of an emergency shall be permitted to be utilized.’
NFPA 1403 NCFRC Exception NCFRC Exception Adequate ventilation opening(s) shall be made in the roof.
Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities The persons in charge of the adjacent properties shall be informed of the date and time of the evolution.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities Appropriate safeguards shall be taken to eliminate hazards to motorists: Street closings, traffic re-routing, signs, and police assistance.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities Awareness of weather conditions, wind velocity, and wind direction shall be maintained, including a final check for possible changes in weather conditions immediately before actual ignition.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities – Areas for the staging, operating, and parking of fire apparatus and vehicles involved in the exercise shall be designated. Ingress and egress routes shall be designated.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities A pre-burn briefing session shall be conducted for all participants. All Facets of Burn including: Crew Assignments Evacuation Signal
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities A pre-burn plan shall be prepared and shall be utilized during the pre-burn briefing sessions.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Structures and Facilities All participants shall be required to conduct a walk-through of the structure. For familiarity with the layout and to facilitate any necessary evacuation of the building.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Fuel Materials The instructor-in-charge shall assess the selected fire room for factors that can affect:GrowthDevelopment Spread of Fire
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Fuel Materials To help assure a controlled fire growth, document all fuel loading: Furnishings, wall and floor coverings, ceiling material, type of construction, and room dimensions.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Fuel Materials 4.3.8(3) Also Document: Type of construction Type of roof Combustible void spaces
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Safety4.4.1 A safety officer shall be appointed for all live fire training evolutions.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Safety – Each hoseline shall be capable of delivering a minimum of 95 gpm. Backup lines shall be provided to ensure protection for personnel on training attack lines.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Safety4.4.7 The Instructor-in-Charge shall assign the following: (1) 1 instructor for each functional crew, not to exceed 5:1. (2) 1 instructor for each backup line. (3) Additional personnel to backup lines for mobility. (4) 1 additional instructor for each functional assignment.
NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Safety No person(s) shall play the role of a victim inside the building.
NFPA 1403 EMS Definition: (3.3.3) EMS Definition: (3.3.3) Dedicated EMS Transport shall be available throughout the exercise.