The Philadelphia Fire Department has unveiled a new mobile unit to help firefighters practice escaping from hazardous situations.
The Survivability Mobile Training Unit is a portable trailer that when assembled represents a two-story structure with two windows.
Mayor Michael Nutter said the unit can visit various fire companies around the city to allow firefighters to train for escapes on-site rather than having to travel to the fire academy in northeast Philadelphia.
Officials said grant money paid the $170,000 cost of the unit.
The unveiling coincided with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Safety/Training Officer’s National Summit being held at the National Constitution Center.