Live Fire Instructor Credential - Fixed Facility

This intensive three-day program explores the most recent NFPA 1403 standard and applies the principles of the standard to the student’s ability to instruct live fire training in a safe environment. The course is delivered in a true blended learning approach using the e-learning system to prepare the candidate for the three day instructor led course


Students must first complete an extensive online learning platform with several activities and pre-test. NFPA 1403 content will be discussed and demonstrated in hands-on live fire training evolutions at the host facility where skill checklists validate candidate performance.  Students must meet all prerequisites as specified in NFPA 1403 Chapter 4 Section 4.3 to participate as students in this program.

Program Highlights:

  • Instructor responsibilities in operations of permanent gas fire and Class A combustible fueled live fire training structures
  • Creating and implementation of a sample pre-burn plan
  • Emergency planning and operations
  • Instructor and student pre-fire walk-through
  • Review and analyze relevant case studies
  • Working with students in fire conditions
  • Situational awareness during fire conditions
  • Fuel characteristics and safe loading
  • Participant PPE inspections
  • Review of current industry research involving live fire conditions
  • Application of duties to ignition officer, safety officer and instructor-in-charge

Course Schedule:

  • Day 1:  Lecture and Student Activities
  • Day 2:  Lecture, Practical Application, and Evolutions (To include Live Fire)
  • Day 3:  Lecture, Practical Application,and Written Examination
Student Prerequisites for Live Fire Trainer:
  • Must be an AHJ credentialed Firefighter II & AHJ credentialed instructor
  • Must have minimum of one (1) year as an instructor
  • Successful completion of online precourse examination
  • Must have a signed letter, by Fire Chief of represented department, verifying these aforementioned prerequisites

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Program Overview:

Pre-Course Work: Online Reading assignments (NFPA 1403 Standard and Text Book) & Online Examination (Approx. 16 hours)

Classroom and Practical:

  • Tour & operations in permanent gas fired and/or non-gas fired structural fire training props
  • Safety Planning
  • Emergency planning & operations (emergency egress, RIT, students/instructor rescue, emergency suppression)
  • Instructor & student pre-fire walk-through (purpose, content, instructor’s role)
  • Working  with students in fire conditions (includes physical positioning, maneuvering in low visibility, observation of students for difficulties and/or unsafe behavior; teaching in the environment)
  • Situational awareness during fire operations (changes in fire dynamics and conditions, student behavior, operational issues such as complacency, compliance to safety plan)
  • Fuel characteristics & safe loading
  • Participant PPE inspections
  • Using the Training Plan (focuses on implementation not preparation of a plan & understanding and meeting training objectives)
  • Task Books: Sign off on skills completed during class

Live Fire Instructor Credential - Fixed Facility

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September 2017
8
Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
City of Virginia Beach Fire Department
927 S. Birdneck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
October 2017
2
Monday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
West Metro Fire Rescue
3535 South Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80235
12
Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
La Crosse Fire Department
726 5th Ave South
La Crosse, WI 54601
30
Monday, October 30 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Artesia Fire Department
3300 West Main Street, Suite F
Artesia, NM 88210
November 2017
6
Monday, November 6 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Fort A.P. Hill
North Range Rd
Bowling Green, VA 22427-3168