Live Burn Training
Why It's Important
Giving firefighters instruction in a hands-on, live fire experience is an excellent means of training and constant skills updating is
essential to efficient performance. This information on live burn training is provided by a variety of state agencies for the benefit of fire departments statewide.
Department of Natural Resources
How to apply for a live burn
This information from the Minnesota DNR
outlines the steps to follow
to conduct a live structure training burn in Minnesota.
Steps for conducting a live burn include:
- Following specific guidelines outlined by state agencies.
- Having a Department of Health inspector conduct an asbestos inspection.
- Review of the asbestos inspection report.
- Obtaining a demolition form.
- Removing hazardous materials from the structure.
- Obtaining a DNR fire training permit application.
- Final walk-through prior to burning.
Notice of intent
You must submit a notice of intent
to perform demolition to the Pollution Control Agency at least 10 working days before the demolition begins.
helps ensure you are removing required items from the structure before it is burned. This does not need to be submitted ot the Pollution Control Agency unless requested.
Pre-renovation and demolition rules
This fact sheet
helps you understand the pre-renovation or demolition requirements in the state of Minnesota.
Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education
Live burn plan
This live burn plan from the MBFTE outlines procedures and other important information, including checklists and an organizational chart.
The live burn plan, live burn instructors and live burn reimbursement form can be found under the training tab on the MBFTE website.