Live fire training simulators naturally pose certain dangers to those who are in training. After all, fire is a dangerous substance – that’s why we have firefighters and other emergency personnel whose job it is to face these dangers and fight them on behalf of the civilian populations they defend. However, given the inherent dangers in live fire training, it is vital that the correct safety measures are undertaken to protect those training personnel and instructors from real and lasting harm.
On the other hand, the more realistic the training is, the more effective it is – which means that those who are being trained will be far safer once they are in the field, as they will be better-trained and prepared for the real dangers that they will face. As such, it is important that your fire training system offer as many options for realism and effective situational training as possible.
One way to make training effective is to utilize a system that delivers high student throughput. Gas fired training systems provide several live burn evolutions in a single hour, as opposed to the handful that class-A fuels provide in the same time frame. A greater number of live fire evolutions means more students can be trained in less time, allowing for improved training for your entire firefighting force. Furthermore, an increased number of burn evolutions allows for each student to hold a lead position on a hose-line team, ensuring that everyone on every team can fill any position.
One element of modern, cutting-edge fire training simulators that can also optimize your use of time is the minimal setup and cleanup that your fire training system should require. Propane and natural gas fueled systems don’t use wood or pallets, meaning cleanup is quite low as far as time demands are concerned. Furthermore, handling these materials – along with the messy ashes and potentially dangerous nails and other debris associated with them – can prove quite dangerous as well. With gas fired systems, you can simply walk in, turn the system on, engage in whatever training exercises you deem necessary, turn the system off, and head home for the day. No muss, no fuss.
One element of modern training that many older fire training systems lacked is the consistent recording of training parameters and activities. With a modern training system, you can document the time, day, training conditions, and training evolutions achieved throughout each training day. Furthermore, manual control capabilities combined with automatic growth modes, makes consistency of training a snap.
Modern fire training simulators can provide challenging scenarios to rookie firefighters and seasoned veterans alike. Whether they’re veterans or new recruits, your firefighting personnel should always have an opportunity to test their mettle and improve their skills and knowledge, and nothing offers a greater opportunity to do so than fire training systems.
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Modern fire-training simulators are also built and designed with the variety of scenarios that you will face in the field in mind. From attic fires to hidden fires in dropped ceiling or cock-lofts, along with electrical panel fires, pressurized pipe leak fires, high-rise building fires, vehicle fires, and more, modern training systems should offer every scenario that your personnel may run into, as this is the best way of ensuring their safety in the field. Expansive spread and extensions capabilities that yield varied scenarios from single to multiple fire points, can mean the difference between complacency and training excellence!
Ultimately, what you’re looking for is the best results that can be most conveniently and affordably achieved given your budgetary and time restraints. By maximizing time and cost through versatility and the use of easily renewed and planned training resources, you can more efficiently train and prepare your emergency personnel to be safe and optimal in the field. With Fireblast Global, you get all of that and more, as our cutting-edge fire training systems are accompanied by state-of-the-art safety features that ensure your personnel are as safe as possible even as they are challenged to be their best. With the right fire training system, you can truly have the best of the best at your disposal.