Suffolk County Fire Academy Training- "The Hot Box"
By EMT Jim Fredriksson
April 11, 2023

Tuesday April 11, 2023 Yaphank

A good mix of experienced and new firefighters took advantage of the training day opportunity to experience the 'dancing angels' in the "Hot-Box". The 'dancing angels" are flames within black dense smoke that lap across the ceiling of the box which is indicative of extreme temperatures and are a precursor warning to flashovers and backdrafts. Having this experience in a controlled training environment allows firefighters to become aware of the danger signs and may protect lives at fully-involved fires.