E01–E03 – Pyrodrome

The operation modules 1 to 3 in the Pyrodrome are based on the trainingmodules 1 to 6. One to three of these training modules or equivalent training should be completed before attempting these operational drills. Simulated are fires in single-family houses with one to four storeys, residential and commercial buildings as well as apartment buildings.

Small-sized groups (E01)

The operation module 1 (Pyrodrome small group) is designed for eight to ten participants. It starts with a kitchen fire. It is limited to one fire scene per drill. The difficulty is increased due to the spread of smoke and the search and rescue of people.

Middle-sized groups (E02)

In operation module 2 (Pyrodrome medium group) for 18 to 22 participants, a fire spread is assumed. Difficulties arise so that the demands on communication increase. In addition, ventilation management is required.

Large-sized groups (E03

25 to 35 participants are deployed in operation module 3 (Pyrodrome large group) to handle more complex fires. This increases the stress on command and requires appropriate response and communication in new situations.

E04–E06 – Special Operational Situations

At three stations, the fire service members are confronted with special challenges in modules 4 to 6. They tackle vehicle fires in the multi-storey training car park, liquid fires at the fire attack platform and building fires that sharpen attention to relevant details.

Underground car park (E04)

In the training car park, a fire in an underground car park is simulated in the operation module 4 (underground car park). In addition to the fast and safe fire attack, including hose management, the tasks of the 18 to 22 participants include careful search of the building and ventilation management. Increases are due to the length of the attack paths, the number of affected levels and the difficulties of orientation.

Fire attack platform (E05)

Operation module 5 (3-fold fire attack) is based on trainingmodule 8. On the fire attack platform, 18 to 22 participants first practice a 3-fold fire attack with a leaking flammable liquid. In two further exercises, the 3-fold fire attack is used, in which the surroundings are cooled with water, the liquid fire is extinguished with foam and fire extinguishers with powder are kept ready in case the foam carpet breaks open.

Theme Park (E06)

The operation module 6 (fires in the Theme Park) for 18 to 24 participants is based on training module 9. The aim of the small fires is to raise awareness of the need to combine two factors: the safe use of routines and attention to special events and situations. The rooms should be searched quickly and reliably, and ventilation openings should be created if necessary.

E07–E08 – Firehouse Q

The new firehouse Q hosts the operation modules 7 and 8. While module 7 are about fast and safe first deployments, the drills in module 8 take longer and also include searching the building and rescuing people.

Quick and safe (E07)

From a room fire without rescues to the basement fire with a rescue, the short drill sequences in the operation module 7 (firehouse Q – Quick and safe) is designed for 12 to 15 participants. Different access routes provide further variation. The aim is to have the first line at the fire as soon as possible.

Large-sized groups (E08)

Operation module 8 (firehouse Q - large-sized groups) was developed for 20 to 25 participants. They have to handle three major drills in which, in addition to firefighting, search and rescue and ventilation management, communication and coordination are particularly important.