In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames. Fire Lab's Active Fire experience places participants in a scenario that requires quick assessment and egress from a home that is experiencing a fire.
This experience begins with smoke detectors waking the participant implying a fire is active in the home. Participants must quickly react to safely exit the home before the fire spreads or the smoke becomes too dense to safely egress the home.
Throughout this experience, we introduce mechanics that react to the users gameplay such as open doors filling a room with smoke faster or smoke inhilation impairing vision and movement. If the participant "inhales" too much smoke or is too close to the active flames, they are required to reset the experience.
If completed within the proper time frame, there are multiple ways to exit each home type. Participants are able to use any available door or window and are provided with access to safety ladders in the two-story home type and apartment home types.