Ruth Lee Fire House Training Manikins


The Fire House Manikins demonstrate a good balance between temperature and abrasion resistance. They are predominately designed for BA snatch rescue training in firehouses and for ‘hot fire cell’ training.

The Fire House Manikins will easily withstand temperatures of around 160°C at floor level (400°C at the ceiling!) for a prolonged period of time – they will of course deteriorate if placed too close to naked flames or in excessive temperatures, just as any fire kit would!


  • Anatomically correct weight distribution gives the ‘feel’ of an unconscious casualty.
  • Strong enough to be buried under concrete or steel lintels – the Nomex overall is not as tough as the Polyester version used in the Duty range but these manikins can still be used for general training exercises.
  • The neck provides the ability to fit an immobilisation/extrication collar – to promote proper casualty care.
  • Soft body joints eliminate the risk of pinch welts and bruising, a common injury when using plastic bodied manikins.
  • The protective overalls and boots greatly extend the life of the manikins and are easy ‘user’ replaceable if damaged.
  • A separate hood, also made in Nomex completely covers the head – being separate this makes the fitting of replacement coveralls considerably easier.


  • Main carcass – Constructed in the same flame retardant Polyester (conforms to BS EN ISO 15025:2002) used in Police ballistic/stab vests.
  • The main carcass – reinforced with 38mm Nomex webbing – standard Polypropylene webbing will go brittle and melt at the high temperatures this manikin is designed to withstand.
  • Protective overalls are constructed using a Nomex blend material (conforms to EN11612) and offer good protection against high temperatures – it is permanently non-flammable and most commonly used in protective clothing to protect against heat and flames.
  • Protective overalls are also reinforced using Nomex webbing to improve the abrasion resistance and strength.
  • Protective overalls are fitted using 20mm Kevlar ties, as the standard Velcro fastening melts at these high temperatures.
  • The ends of the overall arms, which have been identified as a high wear area, are reinforced with 5mm leather to provide extra protection.


Name Code Height (m) Weight (kg) NATO Stock No
Baby RLFH5 0.7 5
Toddler RLNFH10 0.9 10
Youth RLNFH20 1.3 20
20Kg Adult RLNFH20A 1.8 20
30Kg Adult RLNFH30 1.8 30 4240-99-5158249
50Kg Adult RLNFH50 1.8 50 4240-99-5550594
70Kg Adult RLNFH70 1.8 70


  • Currently used by 100% of UK Fire & Rescue Services.
  • Specified by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) – NATO stock numbers available.
  • Ambulance HART teams.
  • Regularly exported to rescue professionals in 26 countries worldwide, with the USA, Australia and Germany being our biggest markets:
  • Hong Kong Fire Service
  • Hong kong Civil Defence
  • Norwegian Army
  • Mississippi Fire Academy
  • U.S Dept of Transportation
  • City of Virginia Beach
  • U.S Navy
  • U.S Airforce
  • Malaysian Fire & Rescue Department
  • Singapore Changi Airport Academy
  • Rural Fire Services – Australia
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