The Fireblast USAR Training Unit has four (4) standard platforms that are designed to challenge Type I FEMA USAR teams. Each platform is designed to represent a specific type of building construction and the problems encountered during a rescue effort. Each platform has four steel casters for the removal and replacement into the training unit.
Four (4) confined space hatches are located on the roof (one above each of the training modules) of the training compartment. These provide access to the platforms utilizing a tripod or rope rescue exercise. Multiple entrance gates in the roof top safety railing provide access to the training from a ladder or aerial platform.
A roof prop simulator with a chop out hatch is included on this unit. This 8’ x 12’ platform provides vertical ventilation training utilizing hand tools and power saws. The 4’ x 8’ replaceable cut-out area is located in the center of the training area.
This is an overview of specifications for the Urban Search and Rescue Trainers utilized for a variety of training objectives. The simulator training capabilities include, but not limited to:
The Fireblast USAR Training Unit is designed to be compliant to the requirements of a Type 1 FEMA USAR team. The unit’s design will provide unprecedented technical skills training and allow instructors to evaluate the effectiveness and safe practices while performing rescue efforts. The USAR Training Unit can provide a training platform which will include training exercises that simulate structural failure and building collapse, natural disasters, terror-related incidents and the results of human error.
The Urban Search and Rescue Trainer is designed as an advanced rescue training tool. Each training scenario includes unique objectives that require an elevated level of training, an advanced knowledge of specialized rescue tools, and high knowledge of building construction. With variable configuration setup by utilizing two “C” channel track system within the trainer, each training module can be removed and replaced in one of four positions. Each individual training module can be rotated 180* to change the presentation of each scenario.
The Urban Search and Rescue Trainer utilizes a water-based smoke system, which produces a nontoxic environment. Built in a fail-safe environment where the primary concern is firefighter safety during scenario based training.