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FireTrainer® simulators offer live fire training advantages.

Minimal Environmental Impact

Is “supurban Sprawl” encroaching on your fire training facility?

  • Gas-fueled simulators allow live burn training, despite being in populated areas.
  • Simulators are fueled by clean-burning propane, natural gas or butane.
  • KFT simulators can successfully operate just a few hundred meters from residential homes.
  • Gas-fueled fire simulators alleviate concerns of air, soil and water pollution.
  • The fuel does not contaminate fire fighting run-off water.
  • Simulated smoke dissipates rapidly once beyond the burn building.

Hot stuff…

FireTrainer® systems produce burn temperatures similar to class-A burn rooms

  • 1100°F (590°C) convective heat at the ceiling
  • 500°F (260°C) convective heat at 5 feet (1.5 m) off the floor
  • Radiant heat is identical to class-A fires and is capable of scorching gear if exposed too long.

Actual thermal image of KFT's Structural FireTrainer®:

RED = greater than 900°F (480°C)
ORANGE = greater than 700°F (370°C)

High Student Throughput

  • Run 8 burn evolutions or more in one hour… versus just two or three with class-A fuels.
  • Many more students can be trained in far less time.
  • With more evolutions, each student can experience the lead position on a hoseline team.
  • Gas-fueled fires relight at the touch of a button.
  • Class-A fires, as you know, are difficult to relight once fully extinguished.

Minimal Setup & Cleanup

  • No wood or pallets to haul into the burn room (especially difficult on the upper floors of a burn building).
  • No messy ashes and dangerous nails (from wood pallets) to shovel.
  • As one user says: “Walk in, turn it on, train, turn it off, and go home.”

Consistent, Recordable Training Results

  • Document time and day, training conditions, and performance results for each trainee.
  • Fire scenarios are programmable and storable.
  • Every class and every trainee can experience an equally challenging fire training scenario.
  • Training scenarios can be set to challenge either new recruits, or seasoned veterans.


  • FireTrainer® systems installed over 20 years ago for the U.S. Navy are still in use today.
  • Every FDNY firefighter since 1987 has trained on a KFT FireTrainer® system.

Unique Fire Simulations Possible

  • Attic fires
  • Hidden fires in dropped ceilings or cocklofts
  • Electrical panel fires
  • High-rise building fires
  • Bilge fires below deck grating
  • Pressurized pipe leak fires
  • Flashover-Rollover

Wide Range of Fuel Choices

LPG Propane
  • Clean burning.
  • Produces good flame characteristics for indoor and outdoor fires.
  • Propane is stored in an on-site tank.
  • Liquid or vapor propane can be burned for outdoor fires.
  • Due to the high expansion rate of liquid propane, indoor fires use propane vapor only.
Natural Gas
  • Clean burning.
  • Best for indoor fire simulations.
  • On-demand availability is convenient…
  • Does not require a propane tank or scheduling refills.
  • Getting natural gas to work well in fire training simulators requires KFT's specialist knowledge.
  • KFT has successfully installed 10 times the number of natural gas-fueled fire simulators supplied by others!
  • Clean burning.
  • Similar to propane in its flame characteristics.
  • Typically available in warmer climates.
  • Stored on-site in a tank.
  • Produces good flame characteristics, but more soot than propane, natural gas, or butane fires.
  • For safety, KFT only offers kerosene on outdoor fires.
  • Kerosene is stored in an on-site tank.
  • Typically requires water effluent to be collected and processed.
  • However, due to KFT’s unique control system and fuel atomization nozzles, the amount of soot and residual fuel is greatly reduced.
  • More than 98% of fuel is burned during fire training exercises using KFT’s kerosene trainers.
“Dual Fueled”
  • KFT also offers systems that can burn both kerosene or clean burning propane/butane.
  • Typically used for aircraft or industrial fire simulations.

Longer Burn Building Life

  • Class-A burn buildings often “wear out” from years of over-exposure to high temperatures.
  • KFT’s gas-fueled FireTrainer® simulators burn a regulated quantity of fuel each time, and are guarded by a computer-controlled, temperature monitoring system with an integral ventilation fan.

Results… Your investment in a burn building will last longer.

  • Costly burn building overhaul and repair to thermal lining system can be avoided!