Thread: Flashover trailer for Toledo
02-10-2005, 02:51 PM #1
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Flashover trailer for Toledo
Toledo fire department receives grant for simulator
The Toledo Fire Department yesterday received an $84,000 federal Homeland Security grant to buy a simulator to help firefighters throughout the region identify and avoid a fire phenomenon called flashover.
Flashover is the temperature at which the heat in an area is high enough to ignite all flammable material at the same time.
When a flashover occurs, firefighters in full gear have only seconds to escape the area, Battalion Fire Chief Greg Locher said.
He said the grant required a 30 percent match, or $25,200, which is being funded by Owens Community College.
The simulator, which should arrive this year, will be housed at the new Fire and Police Training Center for Homeland Security at Owens and will be available to firefighters throughout the region, Chief Locher said.FTM-PTB-DTRT
02-10-2005, 05:31 PM #2
Hope it holds up better than the one at Chippewa Township (Doylestown) Ohio did. I can't remember now if it lasted just one year or two... but it has been standing dormant now for at least two years because there is no support from the company that made it. It stopped working, and no one can fix it.Richard Nester
Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.
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