With assistance from the High Point Fire Department, students had the opportunity to extinguish virtual fires using the unique Bullex Fire Extinguiser training system. The Bullex Fire Extinguisher operates exactly the same as a real extinguisher, with the exception that instead of expelling an extinguishing agent, a laser shoots from the extinguisher. If the operator maintains the fundamentals of proper fire extinguisher use, the virtual fire should be put out.
The training teaches students how to properly use an extinguisher, and allows students to go through the actual mechanics of holding and spraying a realistically heavy extinguisher. Students learn how much time they actually have with a fire extinguisher (roughly, about 25 seconds). If the flame isn’t out when the extinguisher is fully discharged, the student needs to plan their escape.