How I became a Ruthlee Fire Drag Training Dummy

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 How I became a Ruthlee Fire Drag Training Dummy

mannequin man - Thu 12th Sep 2002

I was at the West Midlands Brigade Training Centre and had just finished doing my CPR training character for the basic life support course

I was at the West Midlands Brigade Training Centre and had just finished doing my CPR training character for the basic life support course
As I was walking back to get changed, I noticed noticed a pile of red and blue dummies, neatly stacked, looking very new.

I asked "what were they used for?" and "who manufactured them?". The answers were that they were used in BA training in the fire house and manufactured by a company in Wales called Ruthlee. 

Seeing an opportunity here for another character, I wrote off to Ruthlee, who very kindly offered and made me a drag dummy costume suit.

Since then in my drag dummy guise, I've been used in many training exercises, being cut out of cars, used in collapsed building demonstrations, Firehouse BA training etc.


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