Flashover Trailer

This training is available through a countywide program. A special trailer, which has been fitted to withstand heat, is used to simulate the effects of a flashover. During the training, firefighters crawl into the trailer, set a fire, and then watch for the signs of a flashover. The purpose of this training is to educate firefighters on how to recognize the signs of a flashover before the event occurs.

Defining a Flashover


During a flashover, the entire room will heat up to a certain degree and ignite the entire room simultaneously. One may call it an explosion of fire. Because flashovers kill many firefighters, it is crucial that firefighters go through this training.

A view from inside the flashover trailer

A view from inside the flashover trailer