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Structure Fire Mock-Up

Tue, 13 Dec 2011|

Leigh Hollins shows us a fabricated two-story duplex used to allow firefighters to train in structure fire scenarios.



Hello, this is Lee Hollands with Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue in Manatee County. We're doing various training minute videos, on realistic training props. And I would just like to bring to your attention, that these particular scenarios we're doing, are not instructional scenarios. This is not for instructional purposes. It's to show, how you can use these various props. Is what it's all about. So, we try to be realistic, but we have some brand new recruits that we're using for this particular segment. And, we have some experienced people also, and we have some experienced officers. But, we don't want anyone to try to pick apart the actual tactics that are used. It is just to show how these props can be used in various ways, okay? So, we just want to bring that to your attention. Thank you. [BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] Hello. My name is Battalion Chief Leigh Hollins. I'm with Cedar Hammock Fire rescue in Manatee County Florida. We're at West Manatee fire station two. And we have a mock up here for structure fire. What we have is we have six conex boxes. That are put together in various areas at east con, x boxes were opened up so they inter connect. We have it made as real as possible. This particular mock up is a two story duplex, one up, one down. We have what is very common to this area that would be an exterior stairway. And a balcony. We have two exterior doors on the first floor, two exterior doors on the second floor. There's an electrical shut off, there's a gas shut off, there's windows, and also a roof mock up, up on the top where we can do roof ventilation. From the various vantage points of a flat roof or a pitched roof. So, with this particular mock-up we're not using live fire- we're using inert smoke and at times there may be a flare or other type of a, a device inside that shows heat. We will be using a, live victim since this is not a live fire drill. We'll be using a live victim, so that the crews coming in, can see with the thermal imagers. And recognize that there is a victim there. So, we'll go ahead and take a look at this particular. Scenario we're gonna do a roof ventilation scenario first. And in addition to all the other realistic features of this particular prop, we also have truss marking signs at the entrance doors for the new Florida truss law. That indicates a lightweight truss system on this roof here. So, again, we try to make it as real as possible and we'll go ahead and do a roof ventilation. And after that we'll do a fire attack and search into the first floor of this prop. So we'll go ahead and get that going and see how it goes. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [SOUND] [MUSIC] [SOUND] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [CHAINSAW BUZZING] [BLANK_AUDIO] [NOISE] [SOUND] [SOUND] [MUSIC] [NOISE] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] >> [MUSIC] [SOUND] I'm Lee Hollands. Thanks for watching this segment of training minute videos.

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