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Safety and Environmental Aspects of Navy Firefighter Trainers.

pdf icon Safety and Environmental Aspects of Navy Firefighter Trainers. (796 K)
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 effects


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.