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Firefighters show off their skills with training simulator van

While it may have looked like a regular semi trailer, fold out stairs on the side of the truck were entry to a mock granny flat where Nyngan firefighters got a chance to show off their skills. Firefighters from Nyngan Fire and Rescue NSW brushed up their skills in a training night on July 1. Before going into the simulator, the firefighters went through some theory, learning more about the breathing apparatus that they use and doing routine checks of the equipment. READ ALSO: It was then time for the practical element where in pairs, firefighters entered the granny flat, filled with smoke, and navigated around furniture, lounges and beds with zero visibility to locate the casualties and bring them out safely. "It's really good training, and gives our firefighters practice in a practical situation," Nyngan Fire and Rescue Captain Rob Avard said. Captain Avard said the hosts position the dummies in rather strategic places, for example if there's a house fire usually kids go under beds or in cupboards. "So that's what the training's about to make you aware to look in all those spots you wouldn't always think of." he said. The training unit is one of two owned by Fire and Rescue, and is not just designed as a training truck but could also be used in an emergency such as a truck crash or chemical spill.

Firefighters show off their skills with training simulator van

While it may have looked like a regular semi trailer, fold out stairs on the side of the truck were entry to a mock granny flat where Nyngan firefighters got a chance to show off their skills.

Firefighters from Nyngan Fire and Rescue NSW brushed up their skills in a training night on July 1.

Before going into the simulator, the firefighters went through some theory, learning more about the breathing apparatus that they use and doing routine checks of the equipment.

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It was then time for the practical element where in pairs, firefighters entered the granny flat, filled with smoke, and navigated around furniture, lounges and beds Read More – Source