About The King Ceiling Prop


The King Ceiling Prop is a firefighting training simulator designed to teach and practice the skills of ceiling pull and overhaul by utilizing the real world feel and effort to pull conventional drywall ceilings.

Up until now, the only way to train in non emergency situations for overhaul and ceiling pull has been in condemned or donated vacant buildings which are becoming hard to acquire and make safe for training per NFPA 1403.
The King Ceiling Prop allows you and your dept. or training facility to pull ceiling and simulate real world movements, skills, and techniques in a safe, convenient, affordable, and easily reset scenario.

Thanks to its ease of movement and quick set up design The King Ceiling Prop can be placed anywhere you would like to train. Inside the firehouse apparatus floor, Training grounds, inside burn buildings, etc. The design also allows for quick reset and realistic resistance when punching through with a pike pole.

The material / consumable used is 1/2 drywall or any sheet good of your choice. Many local home improvement stores donate slightly damaged product which is perfect for this prop and makes for a low cost training solution. One 4ft x 8ft sheet fills all six bays of the prop and additional material can be stored on the props side storage racks allowing for very quick reset periods to aid in continuous training.

The King Ceiling Prop is designed to hold up to the stress and forces of firefighter training and is easily moved when not in use. The added design features allow you to place real life ceiling obstructions such as electrical conduit, or romex wiring. Quality hands on training is a valuable necessity for many fire departments and training centers. The King Ceiling Prop is an effective way to continue to train and maintain the skills that we do not get to practice often.

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FIRE / RESCUE MAGAZINE AUGUST 2015

FDIC Product Review - A look at some of what was seen this year 

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015 | From the August 2015 Issue of FireRescue Greg Jakubowski reviews some of the products shown at FDIC 2015
 

FDIC always provides a platform for companies to share new and current products and apparatus to members of the fire service, and 2015 was no different. While it would be impossible to touch on all of the items that were available to examine, test out, and compare, here are a few products that caught my eye.

King Ceiling Prop
The King Ceiling Prop, made by King Training Innovations, is a firefighting training simulator designed to teach and practice the skills of ceiling pull and overhaul by using the real-world feel and effort to pull conventional drywall ceilings. It can also be used to simulate wall breaching. The prop is made of lightweight, portable, durable tubular aluminum construction with powder coat finish and was designed by a Chicago (IL) Fire Department firefighter. It is height adjustable and facilitates training for wall and ceiling construction and the proper techniques for conducting overhaul, pulling ceilings, and breaching walls.

The King Ceiling Prop allows a department or training facility to pull ceilings and simulate real world movements, skills, and techniques in a safe, convenient, affordable, and easy manner. It can be placed anywhere one would like to train, and the design allows for a quick reset and realistic resistance when punching through with a pike pole. It significantly enhances training in a steel or concrete burn building.
Web site: www.kingceilingprop.com

Pros

  • Real ceiling pull in a safe training environment.
  • Affordable repeatable training.
  • Customizable to reflect local building codes for wiring and mechanical obstructions encountered in ceilings and walls.
  • Can be used as a wall breach prop.
  • Easy setup and break down for storage or movement and fast reset for continuous, effective training.
  • Can be used in burn rooms, training towers, or any location of your choice.
  • It is modular and ships on one pallet to save shipping costs.

Cons

  • Construction design has exposed rafters. This had to be done to maximize the support of the drywall/panels used in the prop. The designer found that there was no way to use a full sheet of material and support it in a way that it would conceal the rafters.
  • Material used is 16 inches by 48 inches, which requires some prep time to cut.
  • Time for production and delivery is between three and four weeks. Each prop is custom built when ordered.
  • Prop requires assembly.

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"The ceiling prop created by Firefighter Chris King has been very beneficial to the Chicago Fire Department candidates. Each candidate was given the opportunity to actually pull ceiling in a controlled environment allowing for instruction and repeated repetition as needed. The prop has held up extremely well for a class of 150 candidates".

William Vogt / Chicago Fire Dept. / Deputy District Chief / Director of Training Quinn Fire Academy

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King Training Innovations

The King Ceiling Prop is a firefighting training simulator designed to teach and practice the skills of ceiling pull and overhaul by utilizing the real world feel and effort to pull conventional drywall ceilings.

Up until now, the only way to train in non emergency situations for overhaul and ceiling pull has been in condemned or donated vacant buildings which are becoming hard to acquire and make safe for training per NFPA 1403.
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