FlashFire creates scaled backdrafts, flashovers and gas explosions for training, according to the company. Using a handheld controller, an instructor can choose from pre-programmed scenarios or manually introduce smoke, fuel and ignition sources. Users also can control the amount of air flow and ventilation to create conditions found at a fire scene.
“FlashFire allows instructors to train firefighters on the precursors to, how to prevent, and how to react to the most dangerous fire situations, including backdrafts and flashovers,” BullEx President Ryan O’Donnell told FIRE CHIEF. “When seconds count, firefighters who have trained using FlashFire will be better prepared to act and save their own lives, as well as others.”
The FlashFire costs $6,995. It is available now with a lead time of eight weeks, O'Donnell said.