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Props and Training Aids

Share training aids and props that you have seen, or built.

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Started by Ricky Flowers Apr 12, 2012.

Easy to Build Props 11 Replies

Started by Steve Gooley. Last reply by Jeremy Holley Oct 20, 2010.

Burn Building for Low or NO budgets 1 Reply

Started by Brian Weatherford. Last reply by Wes Hill Oct 19, 2010.

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Comment by Lars Ågerstrand on July 20, 2012 at 11:34am

Hi everyone!

I have started to make a series of videos about fire science in English.
I was hoping that you all would help me with feedback to them as I publish them one by one.

I hope that both our science gurus and the rest of us mortals would like to help.
The gurus I hope will be hard on the facts and how it is presented so that it is as accurate as possible. And all others I hope that you will tell me which parts that needs to be explained in different ways or elaborated further.
Feel free to test it on your mother, recruits, colleagues or your instructor!:-)

The videos will be used in a fire science e-learning course which will be available free on Firegear sometimes this fall.

Please leave all feedback on Firegear, because else the history and the documentation of the process are lost on different forums like here on FireEngineering! I would like to keep the process and the different future versions of the videos published so that the history of each video is saved for references.

Thank you all for your inputs!

Comment by Jason Hoevelmann on September 16, 2011 at 1:08pm
Comment by J. Scott Loftis on September 16, 2011 at 1:07pm
I got tired of looking, so I built it myself.
Comment by Damon Allen on July 27, 2011 at 10:27am

Has anyone purchased the Class A Build & Burn book from developed by Chiefs Garcia and Kaufman? Did you build it? And if so; what are is your opinion.


I think this is a great tool, and am thinking about trying it out...of course with approval from the Supreme Comander (Chief) and the Council of Wizards (State Fire College).

Be safe,


Comment by Vernon Applewhite on March 22, 2011 at 11:57am
2nd day at FDIC. ISFSI class.
Comment by Rick Fritz on October 7, 2009 at 11:25am
The new Basics book looks great!
Comment by Jonathan Kaye on February 23, 2009 at 4:51pm
I just saw an announcement on a free training simulation package we helped MFRI build a couple of years has come out as from FEMA:

Click here to request free materials

NIMS Alert Aug 2008

FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate announces the release of a new DVD training course on NIMS ICS for multi-discipline emergency responders. The course provides an opportunity for first responders to practice what they have learned in NIMS ICS training through the use of various scenarios; it may also be used as a train-the-trainer course for NIMS ICS instructors. The course, designed by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute at the University of Maryland, has been available to responders in a classroom setting only. Realizing that time and personnel constraints were limiting access to the course, FEMA has now produced the course on DVD for broad distribution. A web-based version of the course will also be available soon.
Course Information: The course provides an opportunity for participants to practice the principles learned in NIMS ICS training through the use of six (6) scenarios.
Course Objectives: The course provides participants the opportunity to:
• Practice what they have learned in NIMS ICS training in a safe environment.
• Work with multiple disciplines.
• Improve plans and strategies.
• Teach the course to first responder groups.
Course Materials: Materials that will be helpful in teaching this course are included on the DVD, including the following:
• Six (6) scenarios, including a marine disaster, an explosion and building collapse, a terrorist attack involving the use of Sarin gas, a police raid involving a fugitive and methamphetamine lab, a chemical explosion at a plastics plant, and a multi-casualty transportation accident.
• Master Events Scenario List (MESL) that shows the list of events for each scenario.
• Instructor manual.
• Photos of the scene from different sides of the incident.
• Maps that can be projected on a white board for planning purposes.
• Victim cards that provides suggested steps for those playing victim roles or treating victims.
• Incident Command Chart.
• Helpful Hints List for getting the most from the class.

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