Side note: One of these photos has been used by Honda Power Equipment as an example of their motors in use. Click the screen shot to visit the Honda GX120 web page, then click the little thumbnail under the engine photo!
James Neils and Ken Birge conducted training for the Hauser Lake Fire Department (HLFD) at which they are the Assistant Chief and Engineer respectively. The HLFD uses several VENTRY Fans. Below are photos from the event. Just click on them to see the larger image and use your browser’s back button to return.
In April 2011, a PPA class by Garcia of Emergency Engineered Solutions was sponsored by the Spokane Valley Fire Department, in Spokane Valley, Washington. Please click here photos of that event.
Also in April 2011, a PPV training by the North Baltimore VFD in Ohio took place. Click here for those photos.
In the following evolution, notice how the smoke is ejected out the end of the house only to have the wind blow it around the house and back to the entrance/front porch again!
To solve the problem shown above, one fan was then used to ventilate through the screen door while another fan blows to the right, pushing the smoke away from the porch as it exits through the window just to the right of the door. This worked very well!
During this exercise, two fans ventilate the structure at once, placed side by side which we have found greatly increases CFM over placing fans one behind the other.
Joan took pictures from inside during an evolution in which ventilation was purposefully done incorrectly, so the smoke did not clear very fast until the end when a proper exit was opened. Even with the false start, all of the interior pictures below were taken in less than 30 seconds.
|← Joan goes inside the
structure and waits with the
Safety Officer, Gary, who is pictured here. →
← This is Joan coming out, camera intact!
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