The B757 Mock-up Aircraft Fire Simulator consists of the steel fabrication shaped to give the appearance of the aircraft on fire. Burners surround the fabrication are used to generate flames of various sizes and shapes consistent with different sectors of fire being replicated.
Each burning sector is fitted with a pilot point to ignite the main flame. The pilot point and main burner use kerosene as fuel. These pilot points have to be ignited by fire torch, and fire fighters will execute this before the set up of the strategic training with fire fighting suit.
The training facility is intended to simulate an aircraft fire situation to provide the Airport Fire Rescue personnel with a realistic training environment in the application of extinguishing agents or other devices and the deployment of the Fire vehicles.
The fire training facility consists of few components, namely: Burn area, where B757 Aircraft mock up structure sitting in a burning area with different burn sectors, to create aircraft fire fighting scenario over a large burning area. Vehicle maneuvering area, for tactical deployment of the fire rescue vehicles and its personnel as they approach the site. Control Centre, with protective wall and glass for observing and control the training process, and housing the required support components such as fuel, water storage tanks and their associated pumping and piping systems.
Breathing Apparatus is critical, almost sacrosanct aspect of every fire fighter's personal protective equipment which enables them to operate in hazardous smoke-logged environment. Hence it is paramount that the fire fighters are confident and proficient in breathing through the BA set while executing physically strenuous and demanding activities.