Fire Prevention / Education
The Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office and the Gloucester County Department of Emergency Response have acquired two all hazards simulator trailers through the Department of Homeland Security and the Borough of Paulsboro. These were granted by the Gloucester County Board of County Commissioners for the betterment of the Fire Prevention activities for the citizens of the County.
What the Simulators Include
These 30 and 34 foot Surrey trailers feature a kitchen area, including a microwave, fireplace, heated door and bedroom area with a window escape ladder. They also includes a 911 simulator making it possible for children to practice dialing 911 and speak to a live dispatcher to report an emergency. The trailers are equipped with generators making them self-contained and also features a closed circuit monitor outside the trailer so parents can watch their children on the inside.
Who Uses the Simulators
While teaching residents from pre-K to older adults, fire prevention and hazards through daily life situations and experiences, the all-hazards trailers can be adapted to conform to the needs and abilities of various groups. The Gloucester County Hazardous Materials Team, Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the Gloucester County Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Gloucester County Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) also have the ability to use these trailers for their regular unit training.
Schedule a Simulator
Anyone wishing to schedule a simulator for fire prevention education is encouraged to call the Fire Marshal's Office at 856-307-7912. Groups of all ages will benefit from the information received. Pre-school aged children, elementary school children, senior citizens groups, and municipal community days are just a few of the applications for this training initiative.