The Fire House Manikins demonstrate a good balance between temperature and abrasion resistance. They are predominately designed for BA snatch rescue training in fire houses and for ‘hot fire cell’ training.
The Fire House Manikins will easily withstand temperatures of around 160°C at floor level (400°C at the ceiling!) for many hours – they will of course deteriorate if placed to close to naked flames or in excessive temperatures, just as any fire kit would!
Who Uses Them?
- Currently used by 100% of UK Fire & Rescue Services, Australian and NZ Fire Services.
- Specified by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) – NATO stock numbers available.
- Ambulance HART teams.
- Regularly exported to rescue professionals in 26 countries worldwide, with the USA, Australia and Germany being our biggest markets:
- Hong Kong Fire Service
- Hong Kong Civil Defence
- Norwegian Army
- Mississippi Fire Academy
- U.S Dept of Transportation
- City of Virginia Beach
- U.S Navy
- U.S Airforce
- Malaysian Fire & Rescue Department
- Singapore Changi Airport Academy
- Rural Fire Services – Australia
- Main carcass – Constructed in the same flame retardant Polyester (conforms to BS EN ISO 15025:2002) used in Police ballistic/stab vests.
- Main carcass – reinforced with with 38mm Nomex webbing – standard Polypropylene webbing will go brittle and melt at the high temperatures this manikin is designed to withstand.
- Protective coveralls are constructed using a Nomex blend material (conforms to EN11612) and offers good protection against high temperatures – it is permanently non-flammable and most commonly used in protective clothing to protect against heat and flames.
- Protective coveralls are also reinforced using Nomex webbing to improve the abrasion resistance and strength.
- Protective coveralls are fitted using 20mm Kevlar ties, as the standard Velcro fastening melt at these high temperatures.
- The ends of the coverall arms, which have been identified as a high wear area, are reinforced with 5mm leather to provide extra protection.
Features & Benefits
- Anatomically correct weight distribution gives the ‘feel’ of an unconscious casualty.
- Strong enough to be buried under concrete or steel lintels – the Nomex coverall is not as tough as the Polyester version used in the Duty range but these manikins can still be used for general training exercises.
- The neck provides the ability to fit an immobilisation/extrication collar – to promote proper casualty care.
- Soft body joints eliminate the risk of pinch welts and bruising, a common injury when using plastic bodied manikins.
- The protective coveralls and boots greatly extended the life of the manikins and are easily ‘user’ replaceable if damaged.
- A separate hood, also made in Nomex completely covers the head – being separate this makes the fitting of replacement coveralls considerably easier.
Available in 5kg, 10kg, 20kg, 30kg, 50kg and 70kg