Practicing the basics in a practical way
Firefighters who have completed their basic firefighting training, including breathing apparatus (BA) training, and who are fit for operating BAs, can take part in training modules. The training modules last half a day each and can, therefore, be combined with an operation module. In addition to training times, either from 7.30 am to 12 pm or from 1 pm to 5.30 pm on weekdays and Saturdays. Modules taking place in the evening are also available from 4.30 pm to 10 pm on weekdays.
A01 - Rescuing persons
Safely advance to the fire site, find people quickly and rescue them appropriately from difficult situations – this is what the participants train in training module 1 (rescuing persons).
The individual lessons simulate operations in a residential building – for example, in the kitchen, in the living room or in a basement. They provide the essential basis for interior attacks and consolidate approaching safely.
A02 – Car park
A vehicle fire in a garage with access to the house and a flashover in a living room are the special challenges in the training module 2 (car park).
The lessons are designed based on operations with rescuing people in an interior attack. The module emphasises even more intensive coordination among the emergency personnel and the adherence to the general procedure.
A03 – Obstacles
Starting from minor complications during an apartment fire up to a flashover, the training module 3 (obstacles) introduces the firefighters to more difficult situations in the interior attack.
An accurate observation as well as fast and at the same time safe reaction are promoted equally. The participants also train to coordinate reliably on their approach during the rescue operation.
A04 – Basement
Applying and adapting a safe approach for an interior attack to different situations is the focus of the training module 4 (basement). Here, the handling of the unforeseen is specially trained.
The focus is on firefighting. If the application scenarios are handled very quickly, the degree of difficulty of the drills can be increased spontaneously by installing additional obstacles.
A05 – Spiral staircase
Fire scenes in a lower level or the basement characterise the challenges in the training module 5 (spiral staircase). This is accompanied by strenuous attack and rescue routes with increased penetration depths and access via narrow stairs.
When advancing into two teams, the communication and coordination of the firefighters are also specially trained.
A06 – Flashover
Formation of the phenomenon of flashover and backdraft is observed by the participants in the F&B Box in training module 6 (flashover). Afterwards, the participants train the correct procedure in the case of a flashover in the Pyrodrom.
In addition, the participants practice firefighting, including the rescue of peoples in the event of a vehicle fire in a garage with adjoining basement rooms.
A07 – Rollover / RFRFS
In training module 7 (rollover / RFRFS) the participants at the F&B Box are shown the phenomena flashover and backdraft. The interpretation of the flames and the behaviour of flue gasses are central issues.
In the rollover facility, the participants experience the flame expansion and heat generation in a closed room as well as the effects of errors during a fire attack.
In addition, there are two drills with a solid fuel fire in the container facility RFRS. There, the participants immediately experience the consequences of their fire attack. They train safe advancing, interval extinguishing technology and hose management on two different attack paths.
A08 - 3-fold fire attack / fire attack
At the fire attack platform, training module 8 (3-fold fire attack) deals with extinguishing liquid fires. The participants practice cooling with water and extinguishing with foam at different fire sites. In a planning game, the participants work out the process of leading a fire attack on burning liquids in groups. They also discuss the required competencies, tasks, and responsibilities of the various functions in the fire attack.
A09 – Residential fire
The safety of the emergency personnel and the rescue of people are at the heart of training module 9 (residential fire). For this purpose, the participants learn how to use the thermal imaging camera and how to interpret the images. Also, the correct behaviour is trained in an emergency concerning firefighters using respiratory protection. During the drills in the Theme Park, the rooms are systematically searched, people are rescued and an opening for venting is created.
A10 – Fire extinguishers
Participants should quickly and efficiently extinguish an incipient fire with fire extinguishers by choosing the right extinguishing agents and using them correctly. This is the subject of training module 10 (fire extinguishers). First, the devices are presented before their use is practised in typical solids and liquid fires, such as a grease fire. Fire extinguishers, fire blankets and stirrup pumps are used.