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Flashover Training

This prop is used in conjunction with lecture and hands on practice to enable fire fighters to recognize the signs of developing flashover conditions and take steps to exit the environment.


An interesting article: Flashover

Training Objectives

  • To provide fire fighters a controlled environment in which to study the unique phenomenon of flashovers. 
  • To train fire fighters to recognize some of the signs and conditions leading up to a flashover. 
  • To help fire fighters better understand the limitations of their Personal Protective Equipment in a flashover. 
  • To provide fire fighters skills and techniques to help them avoid possible injury and death. 



PREPARATION

NO SHORTS 

LONG PANTS ONLY 

NO TANK TOPS 

NO EXPOSED SKIN  

NO JEWELRY 

ALL PPE including SCBA face piece SHALL be worn throughout the drill 

Turnout gear MUST be dry 

Remove eye shield prior to arrival 

Leather helmets strongly discouraged – we are not responsible for damage to leather helmets 

All participants must be in good health (no cold or flu symptoms) and no sunburn 

Hydrate prior to arrival (begin the day before) 


WHAT TO EXPECT

A three-hour classroom lesson will be presented followed by a lunch break.


After lunch participants will spend three hours in the Flashover Simulator for a practical component. The hands-on evolutions will include: 


Walk through flashover simulator 

Break into two groups of eight 

Group I prepare for entry Group II assist 

Group I Final PPE Check at Entry Door 

Maintain Entry Records 

Short Post-Burn Debriefing with Group I 

Reload for Group II 

Group II prepare for Entry Final PPE Check at Entry Door 

Maintain Entry Records 

Short Post-Burn Debriefing with Group II 


The day will conclude with a debriefing that should take approximately one hour.