Open Fire Academy, International Takes Firefighter Education Mobile
The need for emergency responders to access information in a timely manner is critical.
When seconds count, being able to find what is important can make significant differences in how an incident concludes.
The Open Fire Academy, International, in its effort to ensure information is available in times of crisis, has made available its training materials from web-enabled mobile devices. All of its courses, student materials, and information can now be accessed from any web-enabled cell phone or PDA.
Consider these examples:
These are just a few examples of how the system can be used. The key element is training and education with greater availability and convenience for all. Education does not only take place in a formal environment, and students should be given the opportunity to be flexible in their courses.
One firefighter student of the OFA said, "I enjoy being able to access my classes anytime - when I'm waiting at a resturant or store, I can follow up on my reading assignments and homework. I don't have to wait until I get home."
To visit the new mobile location go to: http://m.openfireacademy.org.
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