Fire Training, Emergency Evacuation & BA Training

The Fire Training Range, designed and manufactured by Concept, has been developed to add realism to training scenarios or any type of fire safety training.  For complete portability, unbeatable reliability and quality smoke output, the Colt 4 Turbo is in a class of it's own.  For large scale applications the ViCount is the ultimate choice for fire training.  With almost 50 years experience in the generation of artificial smoke for fire brigades, Concept are in an unrivaled position to supply the equipment and advice best suited for your application! 

Concept's smoke machines, with their class leading particle size and persistency, are ideally suited to creating realistic dense smoke concentrations suitable for confined space training, emergency evacuation and breathing apparatus training.

For large, heavily-used fixed training facilities, the ViCount system is normally recommended, as its running costs are dramatically lower than most other systems thanks to the incredible hang time of ViCount smoke. The ViCount requires an inert gas supply to operate (e.g. CO2 or Nitrogen cylinders) and after every operation, this gas is used to clean the filters and the heat exchanger, which means ViCounts are virtually maintenance free.

For other BA chambers, Aircraft Fuselages or Ship Training applications the Colt 4 Turbo or Spirit 900A would be recommended. These are simple, reliable smoke generators producing the most persistent water based smoke currently available.


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Our Users Say: 

"During nearly 20 years working with the fire brigade and as a fire consultant I have never come across a better smoke machine than the Colt 4.

We use it for training of our BA crews, we use it for training large companies to evacuate their personnel and we use it for training shipcrews to act right in a smoke filled environment.

The machine is light, easy to handle and it creates a tremendously good, persistent and realistic smoke!

Hans Christiansson
Fire consultant and ex Fire Officer at the fire brigade of Stockholm, Sweden.

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Confined Space Rescue Program Manager - North Tree Fire

ViCount use in Hot Fire Trainer

The machine has performed flawlessly up to this point and I purchased the machine from you at least six or seven years ago.

I have to confess I have never cleaned the orifice with the drill as you mentioned.

Actually, after the install, I have never worked on the machine again which, I am sure, is at least neglect on my part.

We originally had two smoke generators in the trainer, one fore and one aft.   The other machine (not Concepts) is quite a bit older
and it quit about two years ago but we found that the ViCount generated so much smoke we did not really need two machines.

The machine is protected from the heat of the trainer by a bulkhead with a port for the smoke to get through.

To give you an idea of the efficiency and quantity and the character of the smoke, the ceiling temperature inside the trainer as verified by two gauges reaches about 1300 degrees F. The smoke level inside the trainer is maintained quite adequately from the floor to about the
four and one half foot level but not much higher due to the temperature. We have found that it burns off at about 450 degrees F (230C).

Your smoke machine has trained hundreds of line Firefighters from all over the US including from major metropolitan Fire Departments such as Los Angeles County Fire, Pasadena Fire, San Jose Fire, Las Vegas Fire, Oakland Fire, Berkeley Fire, Sacramento Metro Fire, Cal Fire, and many federal agencies as well.

The training and experience those fire fighters receive in the intense heat and disorientingly smoky environment the ViCount helps create has without question saved lives and injuries as well as millions of dollars of property damage that may have occurred without the level of training
the ViCount helps provide.

Thank you for your help and support.

Best regards,

Mitch Ward CIHM
NorthTree Fire
Confined Space Rescue Program Manager