Flashover has 2 tickets to give away to the Firefighters Climb for Motor Neurone Disease After Party at the Ivy Hotel on Saturday the 20th of October, valued at $70!
Are you up for the #1504forMND challenge? See what's involved and help support this amazing event and very worthy cause.
There is no denying that as technology advances, our training techniques will (or should) progress with it. This VR setup features haptic feedback, breathing apparatus and heated PPE!
Fire &/+ Rescue operates what is known as the BA Trailer, a specialised operational appliance which makes its way around the state giving firefighters a chance to train in heavy smoke whilst inside a makeshift house/building/structure. We spoke with 399 Narrabri about their recent drill night in the trailer and what the crew took away from it.
Now this is a door entry drill like no other - have a look at what the snowy crews face when preparing to enter a building!
You have *got* to see this challenge. It looks amazing! Teams from around the world recently competed in an amazing firefighter survival challenge held in Portugal and the video they have produced is brilliant. Where do we sign up?!
Last year we posted about the benefits of the "Cleveland Roll" or "Cleveland Lay", particularly when used for structure fires or fires in confined spaces. The roll is also immensely useful for bush fires where you are unable to roll out hose due to the thickness of the scrub or the terrain you're working in. Have a look at this video of it being used at a recent fire in Tasmania!
The Secret Firefighter analyses this super impressive backdraft video breaking down fire conditions and talking smoke. If you're an offensively trained firefighter, check this one out. It would be a great training tool for stations that don and go offensive.
If you're looking for some out of the box (see what we did there?!) training ideas, have a go at these videos from Marshall Volunteer Department and Prospect Volunteer Fire Department. Would your brigade ever knock something like this up for a local training prop?
Are you looking for something to do at your next training session? Here's our "Fast 4" of training ideas. Ranging from hose deployment methods to reading fire conditions, there's enough here to take care of your next drill session!