A 'living' fire drill drag dummy casualty in BA extrication training exercise

- 24/05/2003

Trainee fire-fighters wearing (BA) breathing apparatus removing a 'living' fire drill drag dummy casualty from the fire house

Below is a typical Breathing Apparatus (BA) drill using a 'living' drag dummy as a casualty.

The firemen must locate the drag dummy casualty in poor visibly, and recover it to a safe location outside the firehouse. They must make sure that this is done safely, so as not injure themselves in the process or the dummy casualty.

The dummies are weighted between 70 and 80 kgs, so this must only be done by two people. The dummy being used in this exercise weighed 90 kgs; Throughout the exercise, the trainee fire recruits were unaware that the dummy was alive, and treated it like a normally drag dummy, as you can see from their surprise in the final part of the video.

mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: Breathing apparatus training removing a new drill dummy from the firehouse for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
Two Firemen wearing BA locate the drill dummy
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: the drill dummy is then positioned for lifting (BA training removing a new drill dummy from the firehouse) for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
the drill dummy is then positioned for lifting
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: Breathing apparatus training removing a new drill dummy from the firehouse for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
One Fireman holds the dummy round its waist, locking onto the arms
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: While the other fireman lifts the dummy's legs (BA training removing a new drill dummy from the firehouse) for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
While the other fireman lifts the dummy's legs
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: The dummy is carried out of the firehouse (BA training removing a new drill dummy from the firehouse) for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
The dummy is carried out of the firehouse
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: And placed on the floor, in a safe location (BA training removing a new drill dummy from the firehouse) for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
And placed on the floor, in a safe location
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: New fire recruits pose for picture with the new drill dummy outside the firehouse for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
Firemen pose for a picture with the drill dummy
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: New fire recruits pose for picture with what looks like a drill dummy outside the firehouse, then it moves for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
The drill dummy suddenly comes alive
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: New fire recruits pose for picture with mannquin-man dressed in a drill dummy costume outside the firehouse for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
Firemen pose for a picture with the now animated dummy
mannequin-man performming as a drag dummy: Video clip of a fire drill drag dummy being carried out of a firehouse by two trainee fire recruits during Breathing Apparatus training at West Midlands Brigade Training Centre for West Mids Fire Service on 24/05/2003
drag dummy A 'living' fire drill drag dummy being removed from fire house by trainee fire-fighters in breathing apparatus training exercise West Midlands Fire Service BTC, Smethwick

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