Our Fire Company was approached by an estate and contractor to burn down a house. Our (former) fire chief looked over the structure and found it ok to light off. The house had been lived in by an elderly man who collected everything and anything! House was 2 1/2 story, wood framed, filled with junk. Across from this house are three other dwellings and there is a hydrant about 300′ from the B/C corner. The morning of the burn was a cool, dry, clear, November day.
“LIVE FIRE TRAINING EVOLUTIONS IN STRUCTURES”
=Training center burn buildings that are properly and legally procured and prepped.including a FULL inspection of WHAT is inside & what will burn.
=Adequate water supply and space for all equipment, personnel and apparatus.
=A pre-burn briefing session.
=Use of fuels that have known, controllable burning characteristics.
=Presence of a seasoned, trained and qualified safety officer.
=Use of a fireground communications system, a realistic and usable accountability system, a building evacuation plan, backup safety and replacement personnel, EMS (on scene) and a pre-burn search.
=Use of full PPE
=What is the comparison between your DAILY FD OPERATIONS and YOUR TRAINING EVOLUTIONS?
=Consider the DIFFERENCES between your TRAINING and your FIRE SCENE OPERATIONS!