New Canaan Fire Company would like to thank all of the town’s people of New Canaan who made the generous donations that allowed us to purchase the new Bullex® Intelligent Training System. The ITS unit will train members of the fire company, CERT, and the community on proper uses and techniques of fire extinguishers in a clean and safe environment.
“New Canaan Fire Company will be able to offer fire extinguisher training and classes to the citizens of New Canaan. We will be able to explain how fire works, how fire extinguishers work and the 3 classes of fire on an interpersonal level. With the portability of the Bullex® unit, we will be able to go out to the community to work with small groups using hands-on guidance,” said Firefighter Haven Requa.
The Bullex® system uses a propane fire with electrical controls. It is able to emulate the 3 main classes of fire on four intensity levels. The “smart” extinguishers work with ultrasonic waves and minimal water.
The “smart” extinguishers adapt to the user by showing when the learner is incorrect and when they are correct, by adjusting the flames. “It will allow the citizens of New Canaan to have a practical hands on experience with real fire to have the confidence to use a fire extinguisher if they are ever in need” said Chief Edward Karl. A further grant was given by CERT, to purchase an additional “smart” extinguisher.
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