Vehicle manufacturers continue to push technology to levels that are far more complicated each year. In addition to that standard flammable liquids in fuel, engine lubricants and tires there are battery operated cars and new materials that increase the flame intensity and increased smoke production. These changes require fire service training divisions to continually create new techniques and advancements for any potential vehicle fires. Fireblast Global’s Falcon Car Trainer is a vehicle fire training simulator that provides a hands-on, realistic training platform, to repeatedly test and perfect the skills needed to safely extinguish these vehicle fires.
Fireblast Global designed a vehicle fire training simulator called the Falcon Car Trainer. It produces high-level firefighter training in a safe and controlled environment with a multitude of training objectives. There are three platforms to choose from including two exterior platforms and a combination interior/exterior platform. The systems offer a portable ignition system that can be utilized with addition Falcon series training props or a multi-burner unit with built-in Quickburner™ Technology. Each platform can be equipped with the required safety systems for interior firefighting, per NPFA standards.
All Falcon Cars come with the Fireblast Patented Quickburner™ Technology. The Fireblast Quickburner™ can easily be removed from the vehicle fire training simulator for simple and easy access and maintenance. With this patented technology, your staff can perform continuous preventive maintenance at your facility with little to no down time. The entire system can be set up and operated by one instructor allowing for more time spent training for many years.
This is an overview of specifications for the Falcon Car Trainers utilized for a variety of training objectives. The simulator training capabilities include, but not limited to:
The Falcon Car Trainer represents a mid-size vehicle measuring just under 16 feet in length and weighing 3,300 lbs. All Falcon Car Trainers are constructed of 3/8” cold rolled mild steel which helps in the longevity of your investment. The Falcon Car comes with interior seats, dashboard accessories, operating hood, doors, and trunk. This unit has the capability of providing up to 4 individual fire zones. The Fireblast Falcon Car Trainer can produce up to 4.2 million BTU/hr on Vapor and up to 60 million BTU/hr on Liquid.
The Falcon Car Trainer challenges first responders with multiple training objectives. Each device allows for hands-on live fire application providing familiarization with PPE an SCBA use. Training for tire, engine and passenger compartment fires with vehicle fire training simulators, helps the development of hand line skill sets. Additional nonburn training exercises include engine compartment forcible entry and flammable liquid cooling and control techniques. The training system can be set in a fixed location, provided in a portable application that can be relocated within the training grounds, or mobile on a transport trailer.
Fireblast Global prioritizes the safety of today’s firefighters by utilizing Class “B” Gas Fire Props. The use of propane or natural gas allows for a cleaner burn training environment and produces minimal by-products.
The Clean Air Act Amendment states that propane and natural gas are one solution to a cleaner, healthier environment. Their ability to vaporize rapidly avoids the contamination of soil and groundwater.