SURVIVAL TRAINING IN THE FLASHOVER SIMULATOR

06/01/1995
SURVIVAL TRAINING IN THE FLASHOVER SIMULATORBY JERRY KNAPP AND CHRISTIAN DELISIO The flashover simulator is a training unit designed by the Swedish National Survival Board in 1986. It is the first segment of a four-stage firefighting system. This first stage involves trainees as observers only; subsequent stages take firefighters through practical, hands-on suppression methodologies. This article covers only the first stage of the Swedish system. The flashover simulator consists of two all-metal (14-gauge steel) shipping containers: the burn module and the observation module. They are connected and are open to each other at the connection point. The burn module--elevated three feet higher...

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