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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Resources for Acquired Structures

Reference Number: MTAS-1236
Reviewed Date: 06/29/2023

NFPA allows free online access to the complete contents of NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. Registration is required to access the standard. For access, go to

For individual use, NFPA has licensed the checklist found in NFPA 1403. For more information on the checklist, contact NFPA directly. Obtain a copy of and become familiar with NFPA 1403 before conducting any live fire training evolutions.

The Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy offers live fire training programs and resources. For information on live fire and other training programs, contact the academy.

Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy
2161 Unionville-Deason Road
Bell Buckle, Tennessee 37020
(931) 294-4111

In addition to any local air quality or pollution control authority requirements, the rules of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Air Pollution Control apply to fires set for training purposes at fire training academies or for local fire department training. Visit the TDEC APC Fire Training Webpage for an overview of acquired structure live fire training requirements.

Fahy, Rita F. (2020). U.S. Fire Service Fatalities in Structure Fires, 1977-2018. Quincy, MA: NFPA

Hall, Shelby and Evarts, Ben. (2022). Fire Loss in the United States During 2021. Quincy, MA: NFPA

IAFC, ISFSI, NFPA. (2012). Live Fire Training Principles and Practices. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, LLC.

NFPA. (2018). NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. Quincy, MA: NFPA