Safety and Environmental Aspects of Navy Firefighter Trainers.
Safety and Environmental Aspects of Navy Firefighter
Levine, R. S.
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural
Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint
Panel Meeting. October 27-November 2, 1992, Tsukuba,
Japan, Building Research Inst., Ibaraki, Japan Fire
Research Inst., Tokyo, Japan, 334-342 pp, 1992.
fire safety; fire research; fire fighters; fire fighting
training; training devices; safety; environmental
A new generation of devices to train Navy firefighters
combines a degree of realism with established safety, so
that trainees can be allowed to make mistakes and learn
from them. Propane gas is used as fuel, with an agent
to produce artificial smoke. Pollutants in the exhaust
gases have been measured and found to be environmentally
acceptable, far superior to training devices these
replace. Two companies are using the Navy technology to
build trainers for civilian firefighters.