Fire Extinguisher Training

Shawnee State University has purchased a state of the art fire extinguisher training simulator. This simulator will be used to train RA's and other housing students in the proper use of fire extinguishers. We are also planning to make this training available to all students and employees. If you would like to schedule training for your group or department please contact Joe VanDeusen at extension 3310.

HOW IT WORKS

The BullsEye is a state of the art training tool that uses digital flame generation and patented sensor technology to demonstrate proper fire extinguishment techniques.

The BullsEye system can sense the location of the trainee, if the trainee has properly aimed the extinguisher and if the trainee is properly sweeping the nozzle of the extinguisher. The system can also tell if the trainee has chosen the correct class of extinguisher. The system varies the digital flames in response, only extinguishing the fire if the proper technique is used.

The BullsEye unit uses hundreds of LEDs and an on-board microprocessor to dynamically generate digital flames. Depending on the class of fire and level of difficulty selected by the instructor, the flames will grow, diminish and respond as the trainee attempts to extinguish the simulated fire.

Trainees can fight the digital fire using either a laser-driven infrared extinguisher or a pressurized air and water SmartExtinguisher. The sensors on the BullsEye unit allow the system to interact with the trainee and detect where and how the trainee is using either style of training extinguisher. In each case, the system responds by increasing or decreasing the size of the flames in the area the user is targeting, relative to the trainee’s technique and efforts.

To successfully extinguish the fire, the trainee must sweep the extinguisher across the base of the fire. If the trainee aims just below or just above the base, the flames will diminish, but will not be extinguished. If the trainee aims at only one side of the fire, that side will be extinguished while the other side continues to grow.


(Shawnee State's unit does not have the smoke feature)

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