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Racesafe New Zealand Speedway Live Fire Training Simulator

Members may be interested to learn about the Racesafe New Zealand’s (Fire & Rescue New Zealand) newly commissioned mobile speedway live fire and extrication simulator.

Combine cars, race fuel, the occasional spark and high speeds, and the situation at any speedway track in New Zealand could become volatile. 

In recognition of the ongoing risk of on track fires, Racesafe New Zealand’s (Fire & Rescue New Zealand) has designed and fabricated newly commissioned mobile speedway live fire and extrication simulator. The simulator will allow fire crews to use their equipment to fight engine and fuel tanks fires, as well as flammable fuel spills and brake fires.

Meeanee Speedway was transformed into a practice ground on Saturday 6th and 20th December through the use of Racesafe New Zealand’s mobile speedway live fire and extrication simulator. Firefighters, referees and other Speedway New Zealand official’s lined up to learn how to respond to and summon assistance for a burning stock car under controlled live fire conditions. 

After donning appropriate fire retardant PPE, each official, including Meeanee’s resident on-track photographer used a portable fire extinguisher with a buddy to secure the scene, contain and eventually suppress a class “B” (Fuel) and “C” (LPG) fire on the Racesafe Speedway live fire and extrication simulator.

The training session was followed with a practical live fire demonstration involving the use of methanol race fuel and what to look for and how and what they are extinguished with.

Another Fire training session is planned for 1500 hours on Saturday 10th January 2015 at Meeanee Speedway for competitors, pit crews, tow truck operators and other track officials

Many thanks in advance and stay safe!

Captain Simon Osborne ADM, Dip Fire, Dip Tch (TAFE Melb) 

Fire & Rescue New Zealand | Private Fire Service | Tertiary Education Organisation

    

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Any way you can share some more videos and pictures with us?

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More than happy, is there an easy way of being able to upload bulk photos?

Cheers Captain Simon Osborne, Racesafe New Zealand

 

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Please send an email to contact@motorsport-safety.org and we will respond with a dropbox for you to upload.  We can then post on our website and forum along with your text.

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It would be nice to move forward with actual live fire training for anyone using an extinguisher at the US tracks. I do have one concern from the pictures. One fellow is wearing shorts for a live fire training exercise. Not a good idea. However, three cheers for the folks putting this on.

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Any ideas how to get started?

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HI Danny, the chap in the shorts was an observer.  All particpants are issued with bunker coats, face shields wearing long trousers and enclosed shoes.

Cheers Simon

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