BullsEye

Laser-Driven Extinguisher Training From the Conference Room to the Shop Floor

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LASER-DRIVEN FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING SYSTEM

Conduct important OSHA required fire extinguisher training with your entire staff, anytime, anywhere with the innovative BullsEye™ Laser-Driven Fire Extinguisher Training System.

Because the BullsEye allows you to train in any setting, your employees can learn the proper operation of a fire extinguisher in their actual work environment – next to their desk, in a supply closet, or on the production floor – for a completely clean and safe training experience.

The BullsEye System also eliminates the time consuming clean-up and expense associated with using an actual extinguisher, allowing you to train more staff in less time. In many cases, organizations can save more than the cost of a training system in the first year alone.  With the BullsEye Digital Extinguisher Training System, training your staff has never been easier.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Clean Training
BullsEye uses a conical laser to replicate extinguisher discharge rather than depending on a dry-chemical or CO2 extinguisher making it an environmentally-friendly way to train.

Safe Training
Utilize LED driven digital flames and a laser training extinguisher to provide a dynamic and realistic simulation for trainees while eliminating the hazards associated with conventional fire extinguisher training. Comply with OSHA safety training requirements by taking training to your employees.

Effective Training
Simulate class A, B and C fires at four difficulty levels, grade trainees and monitor their progress over time. Hundreds of trainees can be trained in a single day without recharging any extinguishers.

Train Anywhere
Because only a laser is emitted from the training extinguisher, extinguisher training can now be conducted virtually anywhere indoors or out – where fires may actually occur.  For outdoor use, the system also responds to BullEx’s compressed air and water SmartExtinguisher®.

Trackable Training
BullsEye has the ability to grade users and track how long it takes them to extinguish the fire, making it easy to monitor improvement and proficiency over time.

HOW IT WORKS

This state of the art training tool uses digital flame generation and patented sensor technology to demonstrate proper fire extinguishment techniques to trainees.

The BullsEye™ system can sense if the trainee has properly aimed the training extinguisher and is properly sweeping back and forth across the base of the fire. The system varies the digital flames in response, only extinguishing the fire if the proper technique is used.

The BullsEye System uses hundreds of LEDs and an on-board control system to dynamically generate digital flames. Depending on the class of fire and level of difficulty selected by the instructor, the flames will grow, diminish and respond as the trainee attempts to extinguish the simulated fire.

Trainees can fight the digital fire using either a laser-driven extinguisher or a pressurized air/water SmartExtinguisher®. The sensors on the BullsEye unit allow the system to interact with the trainee and detect where and how the trainee is using either style of training extinguisher. In each case, the system responds by increasing or decreasing the size of the flames in the area the user is targeting, in relation to the trainee’s technique and efforts.

To successfully extinguish the fire, the trainee must sweep the extinguisher across the base of the fire, or in the case of an F Class fire, aim at the top of the splash back and follow the flames down. If the trainee aims just below or just above the base, the flames will diminish, but will not be extinguished. If the trainee aims at only one side of the fire, that side will be extinguished while the other side continues to grow.

ACCESSORIES

BullsEye™ Laser Extinguishers
Laser-driven extinguisher which simulates a CO2 or dry-chemical extinguisher, available in in DCP style; 2.5Kg 4.5Kg and 9Kg sizes and CO2 style; 2.4Kg and 4.5Kg models.

SmartExtinguisher® Training Extinguishers
Available in 5x (five discharges) and 7x (seven discharges) sizes with pressure gauge and Schrader recharge value

Extinguisher Tamper Seals
Lock your extinguisher handles in place for a realistic training experience with these tamper seals (500 per package)

Continuous Run Adapter
A/C adapter for continuous operation of BullsEye System (not for use with SmartExtinguisher)

BullsEye Transport Case
Industrial-grade, high-impact plastic transport case to transport BullsEye unit to various training sites

Extinguisher Transport Case
Foam-lined industrial grade carrying case for two extinguishers (any combination of 5 and 7x SmartExtinguishers)

Battery Power Pack
Power your extinguisher training system with this external battery power pack

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Wishard Health Services Robert Claprodt, CHSP

Our organization purchased the BullsEye Digital Fire Extinguisher Training equipment last year and have about worn it out!

After we received it, we offered it to all departments for onsite training for all shifts. We have taken it to such areas as Administration, Public Relations, Nursing, Food Services, etc. and it has been well received by all.

The BullsEye is very easy to use and easy to set up. I have taken it to a few of our off-site locations as well. We even plan to set it up at some of our upcoming community health fairs.

I have been very pleased with the equipment and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone needing equipment for hands on fire extinguisher training. Staff loved the fact that the extinguisher looks, feels and sounds like ‘a real one’. It truly increased their comfort level with an extinguisher.

This unit makes it fun for the trainee as well as the trainer. Thanks for a useful training tool!

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MedCentral Health System Mike Schneider, MedCentral Health System

I am writing this letter to tell you how the BullsEye Training System is working out for us. First the BullsEye is simple to set up. One person can set up and have the unit operational in 2 – 3 minutes. We like to use two trainers in our fire trainings. One trainer to operate the BullsEye and the other to help our staff through the fire extinguishing. We estimate that 500 – 600 people use our BullsEye in Fire Extinguisher Training each year.

We have also used the BullsEye in our fire drills. One of our fire drills involved our local fire department. The fire department brought their Smoke Generator and we set up our BullsEye. This had a great effect and those responding to the drill reacted as if they were responding to a real fire. On another fire drill we placed the BullsEye on a bed and turned out the lights and closed the door. When staff responded and cracked the door open all they could see was the orange/yellow glow and the flame. The door was then quickly closed. The BullsEye Training System is a great training aid. We are planning our training and drills around it.

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Jane Phillips Medical Center Sue Parnell, CHSP, MPHA Safety Coordinator

I would like to report how much we are enjoying our BullEx BullsEye Fire Extinguisher Training System. We have put it to use immediately. We required all 500 clinical employees to visit our booth at an annual Skills Fair. Each associate had to demonstrate how to properly extinguish a fire.

It was a real eye opener for me. Because all staff could regurgitate P.A.S.S., I thought they knew how to use an extinguisher. Boy was I wrong and it was quite evident during this event. People fumbled with holding the extinguisher, couldn’t pull the pin, forgot to aim and discharged the extinguisher onto their feet, aimed too high or too close, or the extinguisher ran out of charge.

Clinical personnel are our first line of defense at a hospital. They must be able to know how to react correctly without fumbling over the equipment. Holding an extinguisher must come as second nature and not require juggling or dropping. With the use of the BullsEye, we were able to accomplish this effort. All employees on our nursing floors now know how to hold the extinguisher while pulling the pin, how much force to use to pull the pin (a surprise to many), where to aim the spray, the distance required to effectively put out the fire, and how quickly the extinguisher is spent. Many were amazed that the fire could come back or that they may need a second extinguisher. Those of a competitive nature enjoyed trying to beat the clock as they tried to extinguish the flames. I heard comments such as, “I have an extinguisher at home but don’t know how to use it”. Not only are we creating a safe environment for our patients but also for the community. Our hope is to save someone’s home because they knew how to use their fire extinguisher. The equipment is only as good as the operator, and if someone doesn’t know how to use it, the equipment is worthless.

In the past, I have had to cancel many training sessions held outdoors due to weather – high winds, rain, burn ban, extreme temperatures, etc. Because we can now use the equipment indoors, I can hold a training session and know it will be completed.

We have demonstrated the new equipment to our Fire Marshal. He was very impressed and asked if he could send representatives from other large companies in the area for a demonstration. He would like to see this purchased and used in other businesses throughout our community. As part of a community safety program, I have trained teachers at a private grade school.

Because it is so portable, I am able to take this tool to different locations. We have several smaller hospitals in rural areas. They have been relying on the volunteer fire department to train their staff. These small fire departments don’t have the luxury of having extra staff available to train others. I have been able to take the extinguisher training system to these small hospitals and train all their staff without interrupting the community fire department.

We have been very pleased with the equipment and are glad we made the purchase. Even in these tough economical times, our administrator is still convinced the money was well spent. We are very fortunate that our CEO understands and promotes the culture of safety at Jane Phillips Medical Center.

City of Altus Fire Rescue Chief J.R. Wheeler

Chief J.R. Wheeler of the City of Altus Fire / Rescue Department in Altus, Oklahoma wanted to find a way to provide cost-effective fire prevention education programs that could be offered regardless of the weather. As Chief Wheeler explained, “Temperatures climb higher than 100 degrees during the summer and you can bet the wind will be blowing no matter what season we are in. We are usually in some sort of burn ban at least a portion of the year; not the most conducive atmosphere for live-burn outdoor fire extinguisher training.”

Department Secretary Tara Davis said that the department researched a variety of fire extinguisher training simulation equipment vendors while remaining mindful of concerns regarding the availability of funds to purchase the equipment necessary. They determined that they wanted to purchase a BullEx BullsEye Extinguisher Training System. “It offered the most realistic fire extinguisher training scenarios and was more cost-effective,” said Ms. Davis. To facilitate the process, the department submitted a grant application for a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant in 2009.

Altus Fire/Rescue is a professional fire-rescue service in the city of Altus. The department is comprised of 33 first responders at two fire stations. On average, over 700 emergency calls are responded to annually. Although their immediate coverage area falls within city limits and offers protection to 21,000 residents, they also provide automatic mutual aid service to the entire county for any reported structure fire. The department offers approximately 30 annual community projects, one of which is their fire prevention program. Prior to receiving the grant funds and purchasing their BullsEye Laser-Driven Extinguisher Training System, the department relied on visiting schools and businesses with a classroom program, and for those businesses which required annual OSHA hands-on fire extinguisher training, an outdoor training session with a live-fire burn pan and dry chemical and CO2 fire extinguishers. Although the training is provided at no cost to the community, the department could not fund the supplies used during training. “It would cost the city a tremendous amount of money every year to recharge our fire extinguishers used during the training programs,” said Ms. Davis, “and the community programs just don’t have the money either so we had to look at other alternatives for training”.

In an effort to ensure the success of their grant application, the department completed an informal assessment and created a basic pre-test and post-test questionnaire to satisfy the quantitative analysis requirements of their proposed fire prevention training program in the Federal application. They also included information regarding the income levels of the county residents, 32% of which fall below the National Poverty Guidelines, thereby limiting access to fire prevention training programs in fixed locations. Chief Wheeler said, “We worked closely with community programs to obtain statistics regarding areas of concern to identify a focus for portable fire prevention training opportunities.”

Since taking delivery of their BullsEye Digital Extinguisher Training System just two months ago, the department has provided hands-on fire prevention training to more than 50 individuals. They are currently publicizing the program and are scheduling ongoing fire prevention education programs at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools and businesses. Tara Davis said, “Initially, I was skeptical that a simulated extinguisher scenario would be realistic enough to provide adequate levels of instruction, but the BullsEye is as close to the real thing as you can get without using live fire.”