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26 July 2017

Fire Safety props-Hoarding

FDNY has it All!

New fire safety props-hoarding simulator developed with FDNY

FDNY has been instrumental in the development of our most popular Hazard House Model, the Large Group version. In 2005, they were joined by the PHILLY FD, PA & DE State Fire Schools as a focus group. After more than 10 years of loyal services, these fire safety props have retired.  These were replaced by brand new units, even more specialized.

Since 2015, we have worked with Lt. Anthony Mancuso, Executive Director of Fire Safety Education to develop multiple new fire safety education props simulators, such as the Hazard Apartment, its unique link to the Hazard Kitchen, the Fire Safety props-Hoarding (hoarding simulator), and more recently, the Hazard House Compact version (including the Gas option).

The idea was to diversify their fire safety props fleet. Instead of having half-a-dozen identical simulators – used mostly in schools – they could now rely on more specialized fire safety education props for other audiences. For example senior centers, apartment groups, hard of hearing groups, safety days and fire prevention week events, are all special events covered.

Reference from FDNY to NYC Health Dept.

The FDNY was so pleased with those new fire safety simulators that they referred Modeltech to NYC Health Dept.. We then develop a new simulator for teaching safe practices for a healthy home.  Good practices includes how to avoid poisoning, moths, bed bugs, etc.. For the first time in its long history, Modeltech will introduce the use of scanners and barcodes, allowing ultimate interaction between the audience and countless safety messages included in this 3D/multimedia marvel.

Stay tuned for the upcoming integration of this new technology into our full line of products!

Lt. Anthony Mancuso teaching fire safety tips to a young audience using the Hazard Apartment safety prop at Rockfeller Plaza.

Lt. John Errico & Lt. Anthony Mancuso, Executive Director of Fire Safety Education for FDNY in front of the new ”Hazard Apartment” fire awareness prop.