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Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice

Author(s): International Association of Fire Chiefs
International Society of Fire Service Instructors
National Fire Protection Association
David Casey, Director, The Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • ISBN-13: 9780763781880
  • Paperback    256 pages      © 2012
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All fire fighters need the safe and controlled “real life” training offered through live fire exercises in order to be fully prepared for the hazards of the fireground. Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice provides a definitive guide on how to ensure safe and realistic live fire training for both students and instructors. Based on NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, this essential resource features:

  • Detailed instructions on preparing for live burns in acquired structures, using gas-fired and non-gas-fired permanent structural props, and working with exterior live fire props
  • Incident Reports of actual live fire training accidents, including a summary of the lessons learned
  • Current live fire training legal requirements and direction on how to be compliant with industry standards
  • A singular focus on fire fighter safety throughout the text

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Chapter  1  Introduction to Live Fire Training
Chapter  2  Critical Incident Planning
Chapter  3  Preparation and Training of Instructors
Chapter  4  Fire Fighter Physiology
Chapter  5  Planning for Live Fire Training
Chapter  6  Acquired Structures
Chapter  7  Gas-Fired and Non-Gas-Fired Structures
Chapter  8  Non-Structural Props
Chapter  9  Live Fire Evolutions
Chapter  Appendix A  NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions
Chapter  Appendix B  NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions Correlation Guide
Chapter  Appendix C  Model SOP for Acquired Structures
Chapter  Appendix D  Model SOP for Permanent Props

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

International Society of Fire Service Instructors

The mission of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors is to be the catalyst for fire service instructors, using realistic, motivational ideas and concepts coupled with a global network of resources to enhance the safety and effectiveness of the fire service.
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National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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David Casey-Director, The Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • "Several of us have looked at this outstanding book. We believe that you have hit the nail on the head"

    Joey Hartley
    Georgia State Firefighter's Association
    Moultrie Fire Department


Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9781449622237

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on this CD-ROM, including:

  • Adaptable PowerPoint presentations that provide you with a powerful way to make presentations that are educational and engaging to your students. These slides can be modified and edited to meet your needs.
  • Lecture outlines that provide you with complete, ready-to-use lecture outlines that include all of the topics covered in the text. Offered in Word Documents, the lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit your course.
  • Image and table bank that provides you with a selection of the most important images and tables found in the textbook. You can use them to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion.

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Navigate Course Manager

ISBN-13: 9781449622619

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  • Customize preloaded content or easily import new content
  • Provide online testing
  • Offer discussion forums, real-time chat, group projects, and assignments
  • Organize course curricula and schedules
  • Track student progress, generate reports, and manage training and compliance activities

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JBTest Prep: Live Fire Training Success

ISBN-13: 9781449622220

JBTest Prep: Live Fire Training Success is a dynamic program designed to prepare students to sit for live fire training certification examinations by including the same type of questions they will likely see on the actual examination.

It provides a series of self-study modules, organized by chapter, offering practice examinations and simulated certification examinations using multiple-choice questions. All questions are page referenced to Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice for remediation to help students hone their knowledge of the subject matter.

Students can begin the task of studying for certification examinations by concentrating on those subject areas where they need the most help. Upon completion, students will feel confident and prepared to complete the final step in the certification process--passing the examination.

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Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice with Navigate Course Manager

Bundle ISBN: 9781449651435
This bundle includes the Live Fire Training: Principles and Practice texbook and Navigate Course Manager: Live Fire Training.