A knowledgable person once told me. If you want to learn fire breathing, go find an old fire breather (one who has been doing it for many years) and ask them. Chances are that they are dead or would not dare teach another.
A few people I know do it but one day I'll convince them to stop.
Edit: Oh, and welcome to HoP!
"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok
Any discussion about fire breathing on this board is going to be liberally laced with warnings and safety issues, and that's the way it should be.
A lot of us here know people who've been killed or maimed, even when doing fire breathing with strict safety practices.
Sometimes people coming to HOP find it really annoying when they simply want to get/exchange technical tips, because they see the safety stuff as not being what they're wanting to talk about, and maybe feel that people are getting at them in some way.
Be assured that that is not the case.
I'm sure you can see that anyone mature and responsible enough to be wanting to discuss fire breathing, should be able to see the real value of pushing safety issues and stressing the dangers of fire breathing.
One thing that is often pointed out here is that anyone can stumble across these threads from a search engine enquiry- in that situation it's very valuable to have on the thread stuff about the injuries and safety issues.
I think that, probably more than any other resource, on or off-line, HOP has reached the most number of people who otherwise would have tried fire breathing without any understanding of its true dangers, and made them think twice.
"You can't outrun Death forever. But you can make the Bastard work for it."
--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR, "Last of The Lancers" AFC 32
Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!