In order to simulate the effects of real smoke, artificial fog is often used in fire fighter training. This fog is produced from
smoke generators which are often placed throughout dummy homes where the fire fighters practice. The fog machines produce fog in various quantities, and the fire fighters must treat it like real smoke and use their skills to avoid it. While now and then firefighters will purchase a real dilapidated house and set it on fire to test out rookie fire fighters, most of the time dummy homes are used. There are certain kinds of fog juice that will simulate smoke better than others; because smoke rises, it’s important for the fire fighters to remain low to the ground to avoid the fog.
Fire fighter training is essential for rookie fire fighters because when there is a real fire, having the experience to deal with it and remain calm will help save lives, both their own and people who might need to be rescued.