Fire training during realistic live fire conditions is a necessity. Unfortunately, under uncontrolled conditions, they are a major cause of accidents resulting in great pain, suffering and expense. But with the Dräger Swede Survival conditions are controlled and safe meeting all criteria for NFPA1001, NFPA1403 and NFPA 1500 standards as well as all Swedish Rescue Training Center Standards.
Dräger Swede Survival training systems offer firefighters the opportunity to observe fire
behavior and the signs that lead to phenomena like a flashover. The training is being conducted
according to proven procedures in order to create a safe and controlled training setting.
Repetition of the training increases and stabilizes the firefighters knowledge and skills to
recognize and handle the specific fire scenarios.
Provide your firefighters with the best live fire training program currently available to the
International Fire Service. This is a real world simulation and an experience for life! Your life and
the lives of others may depend on this type of realistic training.
Instructors providing the "train-the-trainer" program for the Dräger Swede Survival training
systems are highly experienced in providing a hands-on training program.
Users of the Dräger
Swede Survival training systems include: the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, State Fire
Academies, Airports, Power Stations, Department of Forestry, Municipalities, Volunteer Fire
Departments, and Community/Technical Colleges. The number of users of Dräger Swede
Survival training systems grows constantly.
The containerized Dräger Swede Survival training systems are extremely cost effective when
compared to significantly higher cost of concrete burn buildings. Dräger Swede Survival training
systems require minimal maintenance. Not only the Mobile Units built on a trailer chassis -
available for the Phases 1 to 3 - but also the stationary systems can be relocated, if required.
Dräger Swede Survival training systems respond perfectly to the inevitable demand for
firefighter training with carbonized fuels ("class A") like hay, pallets, wood in order to experience
real phenomena like flashover and backdraft together with real smoke and residue.
In addition to
these, Dräger's portfolio of live fire training systems complementary includes a comprehensive
range of propane-fueled ("class B") live fire training systems. These propane-fueled systems
respond to specific requirements like a focus on a high repetition rate, push button control
(stop/restart) as well as environmental considerations. Class B training could even be done in
preparation for class A training exercises.
Dräger Swede Survival Live Fire Training in class “A” container systems
Phase 2 - Interior Attack
Phase 4 - Garage
Phase 1 - Flashover observation
Phase 3 - backdraft
Phase 5 - Multi-Story
Stefan Andreasson, a trained leading firefighter with 11 years
experience, is employed as an instructor at the Swedish Rescue Training
Center in Skövde, Sweden. Stefan instructs Phase I, II, III, IV and V
Flashover training and Road Traffic Accident Rescue. He has served as a
paramedic and firefighter with the Swedish Rescue Services. Stefan leads
the flashover training of American students at the SRSA College and has
been a Dräger Swede Survival instructor since 2000.
Chris Pitts, currently a Battalion Chief with the Indianapolis
Fire Dept, is a 37-year veteran of the fire services. He is also owner
and president of Rescue Tech. Inc. His past experience includes that of,
Director of Training & Director of Special Operations for the
Indianapolis Fire Dept. Chris holds a degree in Fire Science from Ivy
Tech State College. Chris has been a Dräger Swede Survival Instructor
Rich Graeber has been in the fire service for 33 years. He
currently serves as the Fire Chief with the Upper Pine River FPD in
Bayfield Colorado. Rich formerly worked in the position of Associate
Director of Fire & Emergency Services Training at Bates Technical
College in Tacoma Washington. He has an Associates Degree in Fire
Science and has been an instructor for Dräger Swede Survival since 1998.
Craig Nielsen, a 26-year veteran of the fire services, is a
Captain with the Los Angeles Fire Dept. He has served as a Live Fire
Training Officer, Driver Training Instructor, Career Guidance Counselor
& Instructor of Record. Craig has been assigned to the most active
fire station in the country for over two years, with 20+ responses per
day. He is a California state certified Fire Instructor and Fire
Officer, and Emergency Medical Technician. He has been a Dräger Swede
Survival instructor since 1998.
John Linn, a 25-year veteran of the fire service, is a Captain
serving with the Indianapolis, IN Fire Department. He is a
state-certified HazMat Technician. He has served at the tactical rescue
stations including, high angle rope rescue, heavy extrication, dive
team, and hazardous materials tactical team. He has experience serving
as the Asst. Director of Training, Safety Officer, Public Information
Officer, and Battalion Chief aide. He holds a degree in fire science,
and is a graduate of many National Fire Academy programs. He is an
Advanced EMT, Fire Instructor I, II, III and has served on the FDIC
Planning/Advisory Committee. He has been a Dräger Swede Survival
instructor since 1994.