Our last live fire evolution was going to be The Dragon. This is the prop we’ve been hearing about all semester, and the one we would be doing for family night.
The Dragon is a manifold that shoots diesel fuel and natural gas-fed flames. Captain Backherms has stated it’s up to 5,000,000 BTUs of heat.
The point of the prop is to demonstrate the heat-absorbing properties of water. As we approach the flames, we place a shield of water droplets between us and the flames. For all of its heat and fury, behind the water curtain you hardly feel a thing!
I can see why they chose this prop to use as a demo during family night, it’s spectacular to watch!
This was an exciting drill, and a powerful example of the power of water!