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Herrin Fire Purchases New System for Effective Fire Extinguisher Training

Photo: City of Herrin Fire Department Facebook page

HERRIN – The Herrin Fire Department has purchased an Intelligent Training System Fire Extinguisher Training System. It will be used to teach how to effectively use a fire extinguisher and to train workers at businesses, students at schools, and the public at fire prevention events.

The system utilizes patented sensor technology to detect how well the trainee uses the Smart Extinguisher. It can sense if the user has aimed at the base of the fire, is properly squeezing the extinguisher handle, and is properly sweeping the nozzle of the extinguisher.

The Herrin Fire Department was able to purchase this state-of-the-art system thanks to a donation from the Living For Gavin non-profit and from funds raised from the fire department’s annual chili dinners.