To help you understand and comply with the our safety requirements, we have developed the Student Safety Manual. This manual is applicable to all TEEX-sponsored training, whether conducted at Brayton Fire Training Field (BFTF), Cooperative Learning Centers (CLC), area schools, or client-owned facilities. This manual contains information on:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements
  • Use of Eye Protection Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Heat Effects
  • Facilities

It is the expectation of TEEX that all staff, students, and guest instructors comply with the requirements of this manual.

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Use Requirement

As of 9/1/23 an SCBA must be worn and in use at all times during interior and exterior live fire training once participants have crossed the red line of demarcation located around the training props. The only exception to this policy is during incipient fire training. (For example, project #17 portable extinguisher fires and project #88 LNG fires when utilized as incipient fire training props.) An incipient fire is defined as a fire that is in the initial or beginning stage and can be controlled or extinguished by portable fire extinguishers, Class II standpipe(s), or small hose systems without the need for protective clothing or breathing apparatus.

Face/Eye Protection Requirement

For any exterior, live-fire training, the minimum protection includes an NFPA 1971-approved firefighter’s helmet with ear flaps. The 1971-approved helmet must have:

  • the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) faceshield, or
  • NFPA 1971-approved goggles, or
  • both


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