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Fire & Rescue Service - Are you using the right manikin?

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At Ruth Lee we are proud to have developed a range of manikins which are suitable for any kind of rescue training scenario you can imagine!

Whether you are practicing hot fire training, completing water rescues, or even working in a multi-agency setting to improve the Service's resilience to large scale emergencies; we are sure to have the perfect manikin for you. 

DON'T BE A DUMMY!

    

Did you SPOT the odd one/s out in the images above? There are a couple of examples where a different manikin would be a better choice!

Duty Range manikin during fire training

It's true the Duty Range is a great all-round manikin, but for use in live fire training we would always advise using a Fire House Manikin.

Duty Range manikin for harness/working at height training

Not only is this a rather ancient Duty Range manikin (the 'flat' head gives it away!), we would also advise using our Working at Height manikin for this training involving harness.

The other 3 photos demonstrate the correct use of our manikins. The Man Overboard manikin being used for swift water rescue, our Working at Height manikin being used in a rescue from a mountain using a basket and harness (although you may also want to consider our Mountain Rescue manikin) and our Multi-Trauma manikin used in an extraction from a RTC. 

 

THE RIGHT MAN(IKIN) FOR THE JOB

Whilst we are proud of how versatile our manikins are, we would always recommend certain manikins for certain training.

Below are some tips and advice for which manikin to use and when...

 

Water Rescue Training

MAN OVERBOARD MANIKIN

This model can float horizontally or vertically to simulate a live person or dead body - it comes with bright orange overalls and SOLAS reflective tape making it very conspicuous in open water.

 

SEARCH  AND RESCUE MANIKIN

Made in exactly the same way as the popular Man Overboard manikin, the only difference is the colour  which makes it much more difficult to spot in open water.

 

BODY RECOVERY MANIKIN

Predominately designed to aid dive teams train to recover bodies from any inland waters or under ice, this manikin can also be detected on sonar equipment.

 

OFFSHORE MANIKIN

A versatile manikin which can be used for water rescue and working at height training scenarios. The increased weight versus the Man Overboard Manikin makes this model suitable for simulating rescues from wind turbines, engine rooms or drilling platforms, as well as from the water.

 

CONSCIOUS CASUALTY MANIKIN

This dummy has arms aloft and was developed as a water rescue dummy for IRB Racing, IRB driver training & Tube Rescue practice and was also found to be suitable for Jet Ski rescue training and other general rescues scenarios.

 

Fire Training

FIRE HOUSE MANIKIN

Predominately designed for BA snatch rescue training in fire houses and for 'hot fire cell' training, this model will easily withstand temperatures of around 160°C at floor level (400°C at the ceiling!) for a prolonged period of time.

 

FIRE MARSHAL MANIKIN

A very useful manikin for community fire safety training. The chest area can be set alight and will withstand temperatures up to +700º C with no damage.

 

 

General Rescue Training

CASUALTY EVACUATION MANIKIN

Designed specifically for the UK Fire Fighter Recruitment Test and the CFOA FireFit Role Based Fitness Test. It is supplied with leg protectors making it perfect for drag tests.

 

WORKING AT HEIGHT MANIKIN

This manikin is constructed to provide extra rigidity and reduce slumping when using a rescue harness, making it perfect for WAH training.

 

BARIATRIC MANIKIN

Models at 90, 180 and 260kgs allowing your teams to train to evacuate larger people safely. We also now sell an innovative Water-fillable Bariatric suit which lets you convert any adult Ruth Lee Duty Range manikin into a Bariatric. 

 

MULTI TRAUMA MANIKIN

A great tool for RTC training or other exercises simulating severe injury, such as impalement and partial/full loss of limb. 

 

At Ruth Lee we are experts in training manikins. With 60 years’ experience we can advise you on which manikin is best for the training you have planned. Call us today on 01490 413 282 or email sales@ruthlee.co.uk

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