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Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about 2D DUMMIES:

A 2D Dummy is a patent-pending training tool that brings a new level of realism to public safety drills. With its ability to simulate the physical characteristics and heat signature of a human body in a two-dimensional format, the 2D Dummy is the perfect tool for adding a realistic element to your training.

Our products embody the essence of our slogan ‘Rescue Training Made Real’ by delivering an unparalleled level of realism and authenticity in search and rescue training. With our innovative solutions, we provide public safety professionals with training tools that replicate real-life scenarios, enabling them to develop critical skills and prepare for the challenges they’ll encounter in the field.

Please visit our newly launched Version 2 Thermal FAQ page for in-depth insights and answers to all your questions about the thermal features of our 2D Dummies. Explore comprehensive information on how these innovative training tools can elevate your training scenarios with their realistic heat signature simulation.

We offer shipping services to various countries outside the United States. Additionally, we provide 2D dummies to specific countries with Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) terms. With this term, we handle all the duties and taxes, making sure that your order arrives smoothly at your doorstep. If you want to know more about international orders and the list of countries we serve, please contact our sales department at [email protected].

2D Dummies are highly versatile and can be utilized in various training scenarios beyond search and rescue operations. Their realistic representation and customizable features make them valuable assets in a range of public safety training exercises.

Some of the additional training scenarios where 2D Dummies can be effectively employed include:

  • Urban Search and Rescue (USAR): 2D Dummies can simulate victims trapped in collapsed structures, aiding in USAR training for locating and extracting individuals in challenging environments.


  • Disaster Response: These manikins can replicate individuals in distress during natural disasters, such as earthquakes or hurricanes, assisting in training responders to efficiently locate and provide aid to survivors.


  • Active Shooter Drills: 2D Dummies can be positioned as injured individuals in active shooter scenarios, enabling law enforcement and emergency personnel to practice rapid response and casualty care in high-stress situations.


  • Tactical Training: The customizable nature of 2D Dummies allows them to mimic armed subjects or hostages, enhancing tactical training exercises for law enforcement agencies.


The adaptability of 2D Dummies makes them an indispensable tool for public safety organizations seeking to enhance their training programs across various emergency scenarios. Whether it’s honing search and rescue skills or preparing for dynamic tactical situations, these manikins provide a realistic training experience that fosters skill development, decision-making, and teamwork.

2D Dummies can be fully customized to match a wide range of physical characteristics, ethnicity, and physical features, making them an essential tool for various training scenarios. Whether you need manikins that represent different heights, body types, races, genders, or specific physical attributes, our customization options can meet your specific project requirements.

Moreover, for training exercises that require the replication of specific conditions such as diseases or injuries, 2D Dummies can be tailored to simulate those conditions accurately. This level of customization enhances the realism of training scenarios and enables trainees to develop critical skills in handling diverse situations.

At 2D Dummies, we understand the importance of creating training tools that closely match real-world conditions. We are committed to providing you with highly customizable manikins that align with your training objectives, ensuring an immersive and effective training experience. Please reach out to our team to discuss your specific customization needs and to explore the options available.

2D Dummies significantly enhance search and rescue training by providing a realistic and immersive training experience for public safety drone teams. These innovative manikins are specifically designed to replicate real-life rescue scenarios, enabling trainees to develop essential skills required for successful search and rescue operations.

The key ways in which 2D Dummies enhance search and rescue training are:

  1.   Realism: 2D Dummies closely resemble real people when viewed from above, providing an accurate representation of potential rescue scenarios. This lifelike simulation ensures that trainees experience the visual cues and challenges they may encounter during actual missions.
  2.   Heat Signature Replication: With their unique thermal feature, 2D Dummies replicate the heat signature of a human, making them detectable with a thermal infrared camera. This realistic replication enables trainees to practice using thermal imaging technology to locate individuals, enhancing their ability to identify potential victims and increase the efficiency of rescue efforts.
  3.   Critical Skills Development: By training with 2D Dummies, drone teams can develop critical skills such as pattern recognition, target identification, and situational awareness. These skills are vital for effectively locating and rescuing people in emergency situations, where every second counts.
  4.   Versatility: 2D Dummies can be fully customized and used in various training scenarios, including urban search and rescue, disaster response, and active shooter drills. This versatility allows organizations to tailor their training exercises to specific needs and challenges, ensuring comprehensive skill development.


By incorporating 2D Dummies into first responder training programs, public safety organizations can improve response times, decision-making abilities, and overall operational effectiveness. These manikins offer a realistic, cost-effective, and practical solution to enhance the training of drone teams, ultimately saving lives and making a significant impact in the field of search and rescue.

Currently, our online ordering system does not automatically process tax-exempt statuses. However, we’re dedicated to assisting tax-exempt organizations. Please contact us directly before placing your order, and we will manually process your purchase to apply your tax-exempt benefits.

Absolutely, the 2D Dummy is engineered for resilience and can perform in a range of weather conditions. From bright, sunny days to rain-soaked settings, and even in the chill of colder temperatures, this dummy endures various weather challenges. Crafted with durable materials and waterproof capabilities, it guarantees longevity and consistent functionality. This allows both trainers and trainees to utilize the 2D Dummy in their training exercises with full confidence, assured of its reliable performance under any weather scenario.

All 2D Dummies are water-resistant, designed to withstand training exercises in wet conditions.

Moreover, our specialized water rescue manikin is fully waterproof, ideal for in-depth water rescue simulations, swift water operations, and underwater search and recovery training. The durable, waterproof construction of the rescue manikin ensures it remains operational, even when fully submerged.

Setting up and using the 2D Dummy during training sessions is designed to be straightforward and user-friendly. The manikin is lightweight and portable, making it easy to transport to different training locations. Trainers can quickly position the 2D Dummy in the desired location and adjust it as needed for specific training scenarios.

For optical camera training, the 2D Dummy is positioned face up, allowing trainees to practice using optical cameras to locate and identify targets. Its lifelike appearance and realistic features provide a visually accurate representation for optical camera exercises, ensuring trainees can develop essential skills in pattern recognition and target identification.

For thermal infrared camera training, the 2D Dummy is positioned with its reverse side facing up. This side of the manikin is coated with a special film that replicates the heat signature of a human, making it detectable with a thermal infrared camera. By utilizing the thermal feature, trainees can practice using thermal imaging technology to locate and assess targets based on their heat signatures, enhancing their ability to identify individuals even in challenging environments.

Yes, we offer bulk discounts for customers interested in purchasing multiple 2D Dummies. We understand the importance of providing cost-effective solutions for public safety organizations and training facilities.

Our bulk pricing options are designed to accommodate varying needs and budgets, making it more affordable to equip your team with the necessary training resources. For specific details and pricing options regarding bulk purchases, please reach out to our sales team.

2D Dummies are exceptionally versatile, suitable for both indoor and outdoor training applications. They boast a lifelike appearance and customizable features, making them indispensable in diverse training drills. It’s important to note, however, that the unique thermal marker film on the back of a 2D DUMMY, designed to simulate the heat signature of a human body for thermal cameras, requires an open sky to function effectively. This is because the film reflects the sky’s temperature, creating a contrast essential for thermal imaging in outdoor settings. While the thermal feature is optimized for outdoor use, the manikins still provide substantial value indoors for practicing visual search techniques, pattern recognition, and a range of other crucial skill developments without the thermal component.

2D Dummies guarantees 100% customer satisfaction.

If you’re not completely satisfied with the product you receive, please contact us. We will first make every attempt to replace your item at no cost. If we are unable to provide a satisfactory replacement, 2D Dummies  will provide a full refund.

Shipping & Delivery

At 2D Dummies, we are committed to delivering your order promptly and ensuring a seamless shopping experience. Please review our shipping policy and additional convenience features:

Shipping Policy:

We strive to get your order to you as soon as possible. Here’s our policy for shipping our two-dimensional rescue manikins and accessories:

– In-Stock Dummies: If the dummy you have ordered is currently in stock, it will typically be shipped the next business day to expedite delivery.

– Out-of-Stock Dummies: In the event that the dummy you have ordered is temporarily out of stock, we will make every effort to ship it within 5 to 12 days. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

– International Shipping: We currently ship to a wide range of countries. However, if your country is not listed as one of our shipping destinations, please reach out to us with the name of your country. We will promptly provide you with the applicable shipping charge for your location.

Convenience Features:

We understand the importance of convenience and have implemented additional features to assist you:

– Text Inquiries: To check the availability of a specific 2D Dummy or for any other inquiries, you can now directly text us from our contact page. Our dedicated team will promptly respond and provide updates on product availability.

Thank you for choosing 2D Dummies for your rescue training needs. If you have any questions, concerns, or require further assistance regarding shipping or any other aspect of your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide exceptional service and ensure your satisfaction.