“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, & how to be free from it, that’s the point. Necessity of action just takes away the fear of act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune”. - Francis Quarles
As the above quotes, the firefighters must keep on updating their firefighting skill and can control their fear in any emergency. Live fire basic training helps the firefighters to think clearly and critically and be able to solve problems under stress.
How a live fire training conducted?
Generally, live fire training is carried out in burn homes or buildings, which are structured, constructed or obtained to be deliberately burned for the education of firefighters. Let's discuss a few points on how a standard live fire education, consultation goes, in line with the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).
|Live Fire Training (source - apcd foundation)|
- The instructor gives a briefing of the day's activities, and the trainees dress in their high-tech, multi-layered specialist clothing
- The fire safety clothes can withstand temperatures up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, each student wears an SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus), tacking on an extra 30 pounds
- Next, the trainees are instructed to enter the burn building. One trainer goes before the students, and one trail behind. The fire safety trainees organise themselves on the same side of the hose and distance themselves an arm's length from each other
- The crew gets down into a crawling position as they enter the burn region, making sure to maintain the hose line between themselves and the flames. As the trainees approach the area they will attack, they take their positions on the line, one operating the nozzle, the others supporting it
- The instructor signals and the students open the nozzle to attack the flames; the team aims the nozzle far away from their bodies to avoid steam burns on exposed skin
|Live Fire Training Buildings (source - parma fire department)|
- Now the students rotate. The nozzle operator moves to the back of the line and everyone else moves forward. The crew repeats this manner till anybody has a go at working the nozzle. When they extinguish the fire, the crew quickly leaves the structure safely, leaving only the nozzle operator and backup team members behind
- Two of them stay to ensure the fire doesn't re-ignite. Once it is completely extinguished, the team works together to retract the hose
- Now the trainees are checked for any injuries and they are provided with feedback
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