Randall’s Island (NY) – BullEx is proud to have been chosen for the task of preparing Fire Department of New York (FDNY) members to keep their 520 miles of coastline safe.
The FDNY christened a new BullEx Shipboard Simulator named “Port Security” at the Fire Academy on August 26. The ship is designed to mimic the intense conditions firefighters face while fighting fires aboard a boat or ship.
The four-story, 132 foot-long ship simulator, includes multiple training locations which recreate conditions firefighters would encounter aboard a vessel, including engine room fires, galley (kitchen) fires, oil tanker emergencies and fires on the ship’s deck. The training rooms, which were designed and installed by BullEx, use a combination of gas-based, class A, and digital fire technology.
It will be used by FDNY members whose response area includes the coastline, as well as other agencies throughout the area.
Shipboard fires pose unique challenges to firefighters because of the layout, restricted maneuverability of the closed quarters, ships’ crew responsibilities and water supply challenges, as well as potential hazmat situations – all factors for which firefighters must be prepared in advance.
BullEx President Ryan O’Donnell remarked, “BullEx is honored that FDNY chose us to provide a custom training solution for their firefighters. Working with FDNY has been a great experience and we look forward to a lasting relationship.”
For more information on the BullEx Custom Training Structures and Centers, contact BullEx at 888-428-5539 or visit the company Web site at www.bullex.com.
BullEx, a member of the LION® Group, utilizes patented smart technology to develop the world’s most advanced fire safety and emergency training products. From fire extinguisher, hazmat, search and rescue and large scale fire training tools, BullEx is committed to providing solutions for firefighters, safety officers and emergency response agencies. BullEx serves its diverse customer base from its corporate and manufacturing site in Albany, NY, and maintains offices around the world.