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In most cases the hood will be under the mask. But some of us pull the hood over the mask like u would do in cases u have the normal mask with the head bands.… Continue
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Good day! I am a collector from Ukraine. I suggest you to exchange patches.
In the US, we do that precisely for that reason, and we call them flashover simulators. It takes training of course, but a firm grasp of the thermal dynamics involved in these sea container style trainers helps considerably. In the US, we use several types: the original swede flashover simulator, the all important Phase 5 simulator, and some other divergent models and layouts. Backdrafts occur in these when innstructors are understaffed or undertrained. Please search that on Google and check out some write ups and images.
Pencilling the ceiling with a straight stream from a fog nozzle to keep the gases below flashpoint takes skill and TICs or thermal imaging cameras help to keep the crew safe by seeing the rollover through the smoke. Several instructors must keep their eyes on the task at hand. Rehab and RIT/FAST teams must be also on standby, ready to go at a moments notice. Back up hoselines and emergency exit door hatches can always be installed in the roof or in the sides of the container if the fire gets a little over zealous.
The way you get the body of fire is by there being chains installed on the walls and ceiling at one far end of the container. Behind these chains plywood can be slid in to simulate how the contents of a dwelling will burn.
In the US I would have to say that most FDs are likely to steer clear of burning wet hay. Steam is not friendly or conducive to the type of training you guys appear to be doing. Restrict the air flow of a burning barrel of wood once it is hot. It will smoke. Is there any reason why you couldnt use supplementary artificial smoke? Simple combustion should not be messed with in live burns, at least in my opinion.
I'm trying to get in contact with someone from Belgium and found you here.
I am collecting some educational material from different stations and countries to put them all in one place on the web, like a knowledge bank to use when creating exercises for your own station, something to draw ideas from.
Do you think it would be possible for me to get a hold of a powerpoint in tactical ventilation/PPV ventilation or what you might call it from you?
It will be added to a website translated into English, later you can find several other documents from other stations in return that you can use.
Best regards / Lars
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