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With new firefighters coming in and no chain saw knowledge what can we do? The PVC chalk saw was good in the beginning but really only gives you 1 point of training. There is a new training tool called Vent Marker. With needing to give more in training this tool allows the recruit to fill the weight, how they will balance, and ergonomics, all while using the same saw that is on the truck or engine. Check out the web site it is still work in progress but you'll get the picture. What other training for ventilation practice is out there?

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Here is an easy to make vent marking trainer we got from FDIC online. You could rprobably fill it with sand or gravel to get the weight of the type of saw you are using .

This is what Vent Marker replaced. In all of these discussions everyone has said nothing beats the real thing or what can get you closer to the real thing. Vent Marker was made to fit your saw so from the beginning you feel the real thing. The PVC chalk saw is OK, but why when you can get more out of training with Vent Mark training aid?

I understand you are trying to inform us of the product that you have developed but some people just may want to make their own. I think it looks like a great product and is a useful training tool. I was only offering some other options as suggestions.
Please don't take it as I was being aggrasive in my statement. I understand what you where saying.


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