New experiences with each drill
Our operation modules are based on the detailed lessons of the training modules. Operational situations in single- and multi-family dwellings, commercial properties and underground car parks are to be mastered together as a company. The drill starts with the alarm message. As a rule, in addition to the fire attack and search and rescue of people, the site organisation is one of the challenges. Communication during an operation is a central theme in all modules. Hose and ventilation management, as well as damage reduction, are particularly promoted in individual drills.
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.
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.
E04 – Underground car park
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.
E05 – Fire attack platform
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.
E06 – Theme Park
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 – Quick and safe
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.
E08 – Large-sized groups
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.