1. #1
    Forum Member
    Skojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    rural area, US of A

    Default software to simulate different fire conditions

    hey guys,

    a while ago I was at some training where the trainer took pictures of structures in his district and then with the help of some software, was able to add different fire conditions to these pictures. he then presented this different pictures using a projector and a laptop. some pictures had nothing showing. some had light smoke conditions rolling out of a window. some had heavy fire and black rolling smoke. anyone familiar with a software that can do this?



  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Manitoba, Canada


    Probably SimUshare

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    West Point, VA


    There are quite a few. CommandSim, Fire Studios, Action to name some. The one redd mentions is new, but is really good with even some free versions.

    It all depends on what you are looking for. For example, CommandSim gives the user vast abilities related to multiple users and interfacing them. It allows one user on a computer to be the engine company say and if they do something inside, it will change the smoke and fire simulation that the incident commander is looking at on the outside. Of course that costs alot of money.

    The others are mostly for showing one powerpoint and one view, but have some expansion capability.

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber
    tree68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Jefferson County, NY USA


    If you want to cheap it out and have any artistic ability - use MS Paint (or a similar graphics program). Granted, you won't get the fancy smoke and stuff, or animations, but between the drawing tools in Paint (especially the spraycan, for smoke), and the ability to cut and paste from other photos you can find on the 'Net, you may be able to turn out some credible material.

    All you need is some pictures of the structures (from several angles) you want to use and that bit of artistic ability.

    If you decide you can do it justice, I'd invest in one of those pens - much easier than drawing with the mouse.
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Heart Conditions and the Fire Service
    By r3ydium in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-09-2008, 06:45 PM
  2. Fire conditions question for the NY brothers
    By Tillerman17 in forum Fireground Tactics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-26-2005, 12:56 AM
  3. Medical conditions during fire academy.
    By sunrpc in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-22-2004, 08:25 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-04-2003, 09:25 PM
  5. What do u use to simulate smoke in training?
    By NJOUTLAW6 in forum Fire Explorer & Jr. Firefighting
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-30-2001, 03:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register