ASONBOMD Guatemala acquires trainers for practical training in firefighting and hazardous materials handling
Last December 2019, ASONBOMD formalized the acquisition of simulators for firefighter training, thereby expanding the range of real training solutions for Guatemalafirefighter firefighters.
In the words of Chief President Dr. Otto Denny Mazariegos Pinzón "with these high-tech equipment we will continue to develop the training of ourfirefighters exposing them to emergency situations involving fires and accidents in the transport of hazardous materials. Its mobility and autonomy will allow us to reach different stations and offer specific trainings in those areas, or in combination with other simulators, thus optimizing the training of our firefighters."
ASONBOMD has relied on the experience, technology and quality of the equipment designed and manufactured by the international company KFT Fire Trainer, in a project managed by Damián Jordi, Sales Director for America. In his words: "It is a pride to be able to serve such a prestigious institution and contribute in some way to the preparation of firefighters in Guatemala. Thanks to the good work done by our local distributor JyJ, the coordination between the two organizations has been total and this has led us to have been able to offer simulators suitable to the specific needs of the user, respecting the budget and delivery time requested."
In turn, Alejandro Aguilar, Director of Business Development of Rescue Equipment International Corp, parent company of JyJ Guatemala, winning company of the tender for the acquisition of these equipment, comments "Wehave been fortunate to be chosen to provide these teams to the ASONBOMD, who over the years have become a reference in the incorporation of new technologies in the bomber field and who have relied on JyJ's qualifications for this event. With the addition of simulators, Rescue/JyJ has been responsible for the introduction to Central America of thermal cameras, breathing equipment with thermal camera integrated into the mask and now physical and virtual reality simulation. We believe this is the future of firefighters and we will continue to work to bring state-of-the-art technology to the region."
The new simulator, S-10 Portable Hazmat Tanker (Accident Simulator with Tank Truck Overturning for Transport of Hazardous Materials), includes a steel cistern with 2 practicable domes (petrol and chlorine), simulation of breaks and leaks with perforable panels for sealing and emptying maneuvers, is installed on an easily transportable structure and the tank can be rotated 90o to represent the dump.
O-100 Fire Trainers include vehicle fire simulator, horizontal gas tank and urban dumpster. They use propane gas for flame generation with intensity selection and are controlled by wireless remote controls.
They will be delivered in Guatemala in June and maintenance is secured by KFT's team of service technicians and their local partner JyJ.
From here we wish all the best to the Guatemala firefighters!
You can learn more about the S-10 Portable Hazmat Tanker here.
You can learn more about the O-100 Fire Trainer here.
Fresno City College has received a mobile structural FireTrainer® System.
For more details please refer to this posting on FCC's Facebook page.
KFT handed over Structural FireTrainer® to the Fire Brigade at Dresden, Germany
The new fire training building of the fire brigade in Dresden-Albertstadt was designed and built as a successor to the burn house in Dresden-Neustadt which was put into operation by KFT Fire Trainer in 1997/98. This is already the second system that KFT Fire Trainer has supplied to the Dresden Fire Brigade. The system is equipped with the latest computer-based KFT control system and offers automatic media reaction, interlinked fire scenarios and much more on its 8 fireplaces.
A special feature of the fireplaces "shelf" and "sofa" is the possibility to change their orientation in the training room with minimal effort in order to create different fire scenarios. For this purpose, these fireplaces can simply be flipped over without having to disconnect their supply lines.
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Watch a report on abc's "Good Morning America" on how Fire Fighters ensure that residents and their fire extinguishers are good to go in the event of a blaze - using KFT Fire Trainer equipment:
KFT completes works on the ARFF training unit for Cork International Airport, Ireland
KFT received the final confirmation of additional variations and also the completion of the ARFF Unit for Cork International Airport. The Cork Airport Director and Head of Projects for the Dublin Airport Group commented that they are delighted with the Aircraft and also they found working with KFT a pleasure and they look forward to a continuous working relationship with the Dublin Airport Group.
Council of Volunteer Firefighters Federations of Argentina receives a new simulator for training with Hazardous Materials
On 29 August 2017, the National Council participated in the reception of a simulator of accidents involving the transport of dangerous goods at the KFT Fire Trainer facilities. Designed and manufactured by KFT, this mobile handler expands the range of real-world training solutions for the institution.
Comandante General Daniel Iglesias, Director of Argentina's National Fire Academy, said:"With this new simulator we will continue to develop the training of our firefighters and firefighters by exposing them to emergency situations involving Hazardous Materials. Their mobility and autonomy will allow us to make it reach all federations and offer specific training in this field, or in combination with other mobile simulators, thus optimizing the training of our firefighters.
The Council has once again relied on the experience, technology and quality of the KFT Fire Trainer teams, in a project managed by Damián Jordi, Sales Director for America. In his words:"It is a source of pride to continue serving the National Council and to contribute in some way to the preparation of Argentinean firefighters and firefighters. In reality, the coordination between the two organizations has been complete and this has meant that we have been able to manufacture a simulator that is adapted to the specific needs of the user, respecting the budget and the requested delivery time.
The new simulator, S-10 Portable Hazmat Tanker (Simulator of Accidents with Dump Truck Tanker for the Transport of Hazardous Materials), includes a steel tank with 2 domes (gasoline and chlorine) practicable, simulation of ruptures and leaks with perforated panels for maneuvers of sealing and emptying, it is installed on a trailer and the tank can be rotated 90°.
It will be delivered to Argentina in the next few weeks and maintenance is assured by the KFT service team.
We wish you good luck! and Good Training! firemen and firefighters.
You can find more information about the S-10 Portable Hazmat Tanker here
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Read the official announcement here.