Fire Drill System Delivered to Kagawa Fire Academy
Sep. 05, 2005
Tokyo, September 5, 2005 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered an Advanced Firefighting Training (AFT) System to the Kagawa Fire Academy in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan for use in indoor fire drills. The computerized system comprises equipment to start a simulated fire, a propane supplier, exhaust, electrical and heat shield equipment, and a monitoring system.
The AFT creates fire and smoke in a mock warehouse installed within the AFT training room, allowing trainees to safely and repeatedly practice firefighting skills. A variety of fire events can be simulated by setting parameters for the height of the flames, the speed of the flame spread, the level of the firefighting challenge, the time limit for extinguishing the flames and other attributes. The heat and smoke generated are sent to the labyrinth on the second floor through an internal staircase, allowing trainees to conduct rescue drills in an environment that closely approximates real conditions.