Conducting Safe Live Fire Training Evolutions

Instructional Hours: 12.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely conduct fire training evolutions in accordance with Institute policies and procedures.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are the history of live fire training, legal considerations, and the impact of training-related line-of-duty deaths and serious injuries. In addition, there is discussion of various risk-reduction strategies including preventing heat stress, ensuring hydration, performing rehabilitation, and ensuring an effective rotation of instructors. Major focus is placed upon safe strategies for conducting training in gas-fired and non-gas fired structures, the use of non-structural fire training props, and acquired structures. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations.

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