FLAIM Trainer has made its most significant release to date with updates including a new compartment fire system, providing a more authentic and visceral firefighting experience; the ability for instructors to dynamically impact scenarios; the introduction of a thermal imaging camera to search for and rescue people; a wildfire burnover procedural scenario and much more.

The new compartment fire system includes size-ups and door entry procedures, smoke-filled compartments that require a thermal camera to navigate to rescue occupants, and ventilation-controlled fires that immediately flashover if incorrect door entry is used. All these elements provide a more authentic and visceral firefighting experience.

The thermal imaging camera (TIC) tool complements the new compartment system and its smoke-filled rooms, allowing trainees to search for and rescue trapped occupants.

FLAIM Trainer’s new Inject system allows instructors to dynamically impact scenarios in multiple ways. For example, if a trainee gets too close to a fire or loses touch with the nearest exit, the instructor can trigger an event such as a flashover to keep them vigilant. Instructors can also trigger events where trapped occupants call out, walls collapse, explosions go off, or a baby cries out – which elicits a very visceral response from the trainee.

In the new CFA Burnover Scenario, a fire truck crew is stranded in the path of a fast-approaching wildfire. When the horn signal is given, the trainee must execute the burn-over readiness procedures before the wildfire passes through. This scenario is a faithful re-enactment of the Victorian Country Fire Authority SOP 9.32 Entrapment Procedures for Appliances.

FLAIM has added two NH90 helicopter crash scenarios set on a naval frigate deck, where the trainees are tasked with either protecting the hangar bay from the resulting fire or protecting an NPC firefighter using an extinguisher to gain access to the helicopter cockpit to turn off fuel and power. The instructor can trigger sprinkler and foam cannon suppression systems.

Additionally, the company has included two scenarios set in a corrections facility. The first scenario involves an inmate who sets fire to a mattress in a cell. This is a very procedural scenario that needs the trainee to interact correctly with the inmate while also attacking the fire. The second scenario depicts a wildfire approaching the corrections facility yard. The fire has random propagation and will emit embers that can ignite spot fires on the prison grounds.