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    Exclamation Maze Trailer Help

    I am in need of any info fellow instructors can provide concerning the design of a maze trailer. I am looking for ideas that have worked and have NOT worked. The trailer is 46' long and has be road-worthy so it can be moved from location to location. Any assistance would be great.

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    Fairfax County, Virginia has a great maze trailer that they send throughout the state.

    Here is their info:

    Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy
    4600 West Ox Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 631-8121
    FAX (703) 378-5347

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    You could sent up two paths going down each side of the trailer and have them connect at the back of the trailer creating a U shape.

    Have two levels...and upper level and a lower level....both just enough to crawl through, with the middle open enough for an instructor to watch students crawl through.

    I'd suggest making some different shape holes such as a triangle. It'll help getting the students used to dumping their packs to reduce their profile and then re-don their packs once they are on the other side (never disconnecting from air throughout the course).

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    Our maze is similar to what smokeNphyer described. It's in an intermodal container. It's horseshoe shaped. Ours is actually 3 levels. We have entanglement wires, reduced profile hazards (several actually), a stud wall area you have to pass through, a rafter section where you're moving in line with the rafters and then a section that similates you moving perpendicular to the rafters. It has a staircase at the beginning that takes you to the 3rd level...the 3rd floor is not horseshoe shaped, it's a complete floor...you follow the hoseline until it drops in a hole in the floor to the second level which is horseshoe shaped...that leads you around the trailer until you come to a group of steps which takes you to floor level....etc....

    We used metal fencing posts with metal fasteners to bolt it to the floor and ceiling....we then used metal fencing ties to run the rails...I'm not sure how far the posts are spread out, but it's pretty sturdy and rigid...of course, we don't move ours around though.

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    The maze we use is in a semi trailer. It consists of cages aprox. 4x4 that are modular. Example one cage might have two openings one being a swinging door the other being a triangle open shape. They can be arranged however you want in side the trailer. After they are arranged they are bound together with heavy duty zip ties. This way they can be cut and pulled apart/out to get anyone that has a panic attack etc while in the maze. It also makes it easy to rearrange the maze if the original gets to well known. It works fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritteam
    The maze we use is in a semi trailer. It consists of cages aprox. 4x4 that are modular. Example one cage might have two openings one being a swinging door the other being a triangle open shape. They can be arranged however you want in side the trailer. After they are arranged they are bound together with heavy duty zip ties. This way they can be cut and pulled apart/out to get anyone that has a panic attack etc while in the maze. It also makes it easy to rearrange the maze if the original gets to well known. It works fantastic.
    I like the idea of modular cages...you don't have any pictures you can post do you?

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