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FST 1403 Live Fire Instructor

The Live Fire Instructor course certifies firefighters to be a live fire instructor. In order for a firefighter to teach in a live fire environment, they must take both Fire Instructor (FST 2209) and Live Fire Instructor (FST 1403). This course will go beyond the NFPA 1403 standards and focus on the how-to aspects of conducting valuable live fire training evolutions in a safe and compliant manner. Four lab hour per week.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Fire Science Technology
Repeatable Credit: Yes
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: FST 1102 AND FST 1103 AND FST 2209 AND Approval of Department 


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the NFPA 1403 Standard, Describe safety practices for Live Fire Training, Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Instructor-in-charge and instructors for live fire training evolutions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in preparing an acquired structure for live fire evolutions. Permits and permissions, hazards elimination and/or removal, utilities disconnection, and personnel responsibilities.
  • Display an understanding of what it takes to prepare the structure and/or prop for a live burn, complete any required checklist, write a burn plan for the day and follow the authority having jurisdiction's (AHJ’s) standard operating procedures (SOPs) and burn matrix for the burn.

Credit Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 4