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On-demand webinar: Beyond 1403 – Simple ways to exceed the standard

Tips for enhancing your live-fire training, focusing on factors like ALS transport, hoseline deployment, gpms, interior and exterior safety officers, and more

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Some fire departments shy away from live-fire training, stating the NFPA 1403 requirements are too rigorous to meet without exorbitant costs and effort. But there are simple ways to not only meet the standard but exceed the standard to heighten safety for the students and instructors alike.

This webinar details useful steps and tips for enhancing your live-fire training, focusing on factors like ALS transport, hoseline deployment, gpms, interior and exterior safety officers, and more.


“Speakers had real world experience with 1403 and provided a good perspective.”

“Very informative!”

“Great info for 1403!”

“Tons of great information.”

“It was good to hear some differing perspective on the “how” of running 1403 compliant live burns.”



L - R: Gilbert Pedroza, Jake Barnes

Gilbert Pedroza is fire captain with the Glendale (California) Fire Department, where he has served the last 18 years of his 25 years in the fire service. Pedroza is also a paramedic and a hazmat specialist, and currently serves as Glendale’s training captain. He is a California State-certified instructor and teaches various topics, including fire control, rapid intervention, hazmat and firefighter survival. Pedroza also works with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), where he teaches the Live Fire Instructor credentialing program, Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires (H.O.T.) course, and NFPA 1700. Pedroza is currently on the curriculum development board for ISFSI’s grant-funded water mapping course.

Jake Barnes’ career started in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for five years as a fire protection specialist. Since leaving the military, Barnes worked as a firefighter in Lexington, Kentucky, for eight years and in New Albany, Indiana, for 18 years, where he currently serves as Battalion Chief of Training. Barnes is an instructor for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, teaching NFPA 1403, Fixed Facility and Basement Fire classes, and serves as the host of 3 Point Firefighter, a podcast focused on pride, training and physical fitness.

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