I came across this website http://magneticchock.homestead.com/ the other day by accident. A firefighter/paramedic has designed a magnetic chock that covers the strike plate of a door to keep the door from latching. The magnets are placed so the chock works on both residential and commercial doors. The chock also has cut-outs so it can be used to prop the door open. I have added the video below so you can see how the chock works. It looks pretty interesting, but I have not used it. It looks like it could help speed search and rescue time by allowing you to chock the door open and not having to worry about it. If anyone has used the chock, please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
In my continuous search for fire simulators, today I came across a German PC game. The game is called Feuerwehr Simulator 2010 . Below is the trailer and I went to the website and used Google to translate it. Here are the details of the game: What Fire fans have been waiting for. The fire simulator 2010 provides for the first time a realistic fire simulation from a first person perspective of the fireman. The development studio VSTEP also stands out for professional fire simulations for firefighters. Take on the role of one or more men of a fire station. In various scenarios, you have to fight fires or rescue people. Here you have the extensive use your equipment vehicles: tubes / pipes, axes, aerial ladder, breathing apparatus etc. The following missions are in the simulation: •Small fire in a locked house •Burning gas station •Traffic accident in tunnel •Train accident •Save children from a burning building •Fire on a ship in port •Truck accident involving hazardous