Surprise Interior School Bus Fire

The video below shows a surprise live fire training session involving a school bus.  Although realistic, be cautious in setting up a surprise scenario.  Here are a few things to think about ahead of time if your the instructor in charge:

  • Are their any EPA burn permitting requirements?
  • This should be a one line fire, however, what water supply considerations should be considered prior to a training session?
  • Is the mindset to learn fire behavior, hose advancement, and engine operations or to actively search for potential victims due to the lack of knowledge that the fire was set for training?

I like the motivation to train and admit that I don’t know the specific training preparations these crews did before the scenario.  It is on us as instructors to expect the unexpected and prepare for the unusual.  


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