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.
Two Firemen wearing BA locate the drill dummy
the drill dummy is then positioned for lifting
One Fireman holds the dummy round its waist, locking onto the arms
While the other fireman lifts the dummy's legs
The dummy is carried out of the firehouse
And placed on the floor, in a safe location
Firemen pose for a picture with the drill dummy
The drill dummy suddenly comes alive
Firemen pose for a picture with the now animated dummy
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