While it may have looked like a regular semi trailer, fold out stairs on the side of the truck were entry to a mock granny flat where Narromine firefighters got a chance to show off their skills.
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Firefighters from Narromine Fire and Rescue brushed up their skills in a training night on June 12.
Before going into the simulator, the firefighters went through some theory, learning more about the breathing apparatus that they use and doing routine checks of the equipment.
It was then time for the practical element where in pairs, firefighters entered the granny flat, filled with smoke, and navigated around furniture, lounges and beds with zero visibility to locate the casualties and bring them out safely.
"It's really good training, it's the best there is really. It's the most realistic you can get," Narromine Station Commander Captain Ewen Jones said.
"They position the dummies in rather strategic places, to what happens in real life, for example if there's a house fire usually kids go under beds or in cupboards.
"So that's what the training's about to make you aware to look in all those spots you wouldn't always think of."
Captain Jones said the unit was one of two owned by Fire and Rescue, and is not just designed as a training truck but could also be used in an emergency such as a truck crash or chemical spill.
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