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Preventing deaths and injuries to fire fighters during live-fire training in acquired structures.
Tarley J; Guglielmo C
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-102, 2004 Oct; :1-4
Fire fighters are subjected to many hazards when participating in live-fire training. Training facilities with approved burn buildings should be used for live-fire training whenever possible. However, when acquired structures are used for live-fire training, NIOSH strongly recommends that fire departments follow the national consensus guidelines in NFPA 1403, standard on live-fire training evolutions [NFPA 2002a] to reduce the risk of injury and death. These guidelines are summarized in the recommendations in this document.
Fire-fighters; Fire-hazards; Fire-safety; Emergency-responders; Training; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-102
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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