Each year thousands of fire fighters are injured
during training, and occasionally some are fatally injured. Live fire
training evolution is an effective and popular training method, but it’s also
one that exposes the trainees to significant hazards. One common cause of
fire fighter death and injury is a lack of understanding of the hazard
assessment of live fires used for training. The Foundation has initiated a project with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and the University of Maryland to better understand the hazards of live fire training evolutions and provide data and information to support a fire hazard assessment methodology
for fire training officers and fire fighters.