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Most realistic Fire Training Simulator ever!!!!!!

If you are a seasoned firefighter, recruit or anywhere in between, you need to experience the Swede Flashover Simulator if you haven’t yet. The Swede Flashover Simulator lets you observe (Phase 1) and experience the progressive stages of fire and the heat that is generated as the fire builds to the Flashover and have the opportunity to apply fire stream applications you have been taught (Phase 2). Being able to accomplish these task all while meeting NFPA 1403 safety requirements is a challenging task for Fire Instructors in today’s world.
Firefighter training accomplished through repetition is the guaranteed way for the firefighter to learn how to act when the need arises. The Swede Flashover Simulator lets you as the instructor repeat training evolutions in about 5 minutes for each evolution and to allow the fire to return to the free burn state.
The Swede Flashover Simulator is just one component of the Swede Survival System by Dräger Safety can be configured in different ways.
Here is a great video that shows how the simulator works and for anyone that has been in the trainer before you can sure attest to how FREAKIN HOT it gets…I wish I had the money I spent replacing faceshields on my helmets….. If you don’t have access to one in your area see if there are any neighboring areas that might have a mobile unit that your department can use…you will surely enjoy the feeling of HEAT……

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