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Dräger Swede Survival Phase 3―Backdraft Development Observation Fire Simulation Systems

Dräger Swede Survival Phase 3―Backdraft Development Observation

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Dräger Swede Survival Phase 3―Backdraft Development Observation

With today’s improved fire prevention methods, firefighters have fewer opportunities to gain first-hand experience of fighting live fires. The proven Swede Survival Phase 3 System trains firefighters to understand fire behavior leading up to a potential backdraft and learn techniques to control fire conditions to prevent such a dangerous phenomenon, in an observational setting.

Proven system, training included

​Class A Dräger Swede Survival Systems combine purpose-built training units with Dräger-certified instructional programs that train firefighters on fire behavior in different situations. As a result, you can continually advance the abilities and confidence of firefighters. The Phase 3 System is an observation environment that enables firefighters to observe the external signs of an approaching backdraft phenomenon.
At Dräger, we believe in a progressive learning process when teaching the characteristics of fire. Our instructional program can be traced to the multi-phased live fire training program developed by the Swedish Rescue Services Agency in Skovde, Sweden.

Purpose designed for training on backdraft development

​The Phase 3 System is configured from a 20-foot container. The primary training objectives are to understand the warning signs leading up to a potential backdraft and to learn techniques to eliminate its occurrence.

Participants receive expert instruction on firefighter roles during the actual observation exercise and what tools will be used during the simulation.

Rugged construction for long-term use

​With proper maintenance, Swede Survival Systems have been known to withstand more than 1,000 training sessions. The burn chamber floor walls and ceiling are lined with high temperature insulation material that is protected behind a welded layer of 11-gauge steel. This protects the structural integrity of the container from the grueling temperature swings the container is designed to withstand over many hundreds of training evolutions.

Two-day instructor certification workshop

​The Dräger Swede Survival Phase 3 System includes a two-day train-the-trainer workshop for up to 10 instructors. This workshop is conducted by instructors who have extensive experience training various evolutions in the Dräger Swede Survival Systems. This training and certification process ensures that your instructors become thoroughly familiar with the safe and effective use of the Phase 3 training system.

Expert training comes standard from Dräger

​Phase 3 training includes a four-hour classroom session covering the theory of operation, recommended loading procedures, pre-evolution briefing, safety procedures, and maintenance of the system.
Classroom training is followed by the hands-on portion of the training, which consists of operating the Phase 3 observation structure with the trainer’s instructions. Each student participates in a complete training evolution—from loading the materials, igniting the fire, identifying smoke conditions, understanding the fire
behavior leading to backdraft conditions, management of the container, to ending the session and debriefing.
Dräger offers a full line of container-based Class A fire training structures, which represent a comprehensive fire training curriculum.

The Phase 3 System includes

  • One trip 20 foot container
  • High performance insulation
  • 16 gauge steel exterior
  • 11 gauge sheet metal covering insulation
  • 11 gauge steel flooring
  • 5/16" chain on walls, ceiling, and doors of burn area to hold Class A materials
  • Ventilation-limited compartment
  • Partition with barn-style entry door
  • Interior heat protectors
  • Concrete pavers lining entire floor
  • Controllable ventilation system
  • Compartment door to produce backdraft condition when opened
  • 55-gallon crib fire drum
  • Paintred oxide
  • Low flow nozzle 30/60/95/125 GPM
  • 2-day train-the-trainer course with certified instructors

The Phase 3 training course includes

  • Certified instructors
  • Fire behavior leading to backdraft conditions
  • Container operations
  • Hydraulic ventilation
  • Smoke conditions recognition
  • Container management
  • Overall safety


Swede Survival Brochure, en-us
Swede Survival Brochure, en-us

(Acrobat .PDF) Dräger Swede Survival Live Fire Training in class “A” container systems


Whitepaper: Obtaining Training Equipment Through AFG
Whitepaper: Obtaining Training Equipment Through AFG

(Acrobat .PDF) This whitepaper explains the purpose of the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and outlines the kinds of equipment that it typically covers. The focus of this paper is on training systems, which can represent a substantial capital expenditure to fire departments and colleges. The discussion describes the various Dräger Class A and Class B training systems that are eligible for an AFG grant, and incudes tips on how to maximize the success of your grant application.


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Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.

​2425​ ​Skymark​ ​Ave,​ ​Unit​ ​1
Mississauga,​ ​ON​ ​L4W​ ​4Y6

+1 877-372-4371