CFA (Country Fire Authority)

Problem: Design a remote operated pneumatic system to control the intensity of flames at a CFA fire simulator site for training.

We created and provided a Fire Control Bench simulator for the training of fire fighter crews extinguishing fires. An operator sat in a control tower and directed supervisors to assist in the training of new recruits.


Operating various proportional valves allowed an increase or decrease of the flame at different obstacles, if fire fighters worked together and the operator could see them attacking the fire correctly they would reduce the intensity of the flame.

This created real live-controlled simulation of a fire around a number of different situations and the method that has to be applied to each. Results can be replicated if the fire fighting technique is correct making training operations safer and creating a better preparation for fire fighters before going to a live fire site.

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