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FLAME-SIM To Attend Fire Rescue International 2011
FLAME-SIM To Attend Fire Rescue International 2011

Many new features like PPV and water management have been added to FLAME-SIM FLAME-SIM announced that the company will once again be attending Fire Rescue International. This year the company will be demonstrating FLAME-SIM in booth 4861 located in the "Technology Pavilion".  Many new features have been added to FLAME-SIM since the company was last in Atlanta, with all of these new additions being driven by departments using the software. Features like PPV, fire extension into the structure, water management, and many more. Stop by the booth and the company will be happy to walk you through these features and how they add to the already powerful training package that is FLAME-SIM.  

Flame-Sim Set To Attend Fire House Expo 2011
Flame-Sim Set To Attend Fire House Expo 2011

Flame-Sim work with firefighters to design their software Flame-Sim LLC creator of FLAME-SIM, a virtual environment designed to help firefighters perfect their fire fighting tactics will have a demonstration set up at Booth #937, within the Firehouse Expo 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, July 21- 23, 2011.  The FLAME-SIM booth will be showing off their highly developed firefighter training environment, that balances low costs with advanced instruction in a virtual 3D environment. FLAME-SIM software designed in partnership with firefighters, gives training officers and chiefs the ability to customize scenarios with variable response times for rig deployment, equipment carried, fire growth, and even bystander location and condition.  Advanced user controls and a large library of locations and structures to choose from, gives the training officer a near-infinite amount of detailed customization. Once the FLAME-SIM training environment has been created, up to ten firefighters can join in the 3D environment, with decision making, accountability and communications all being recorded in real-time.  System generated after-action reports create a detailed analyses of firefighter responses times and actions with in the simulation.  FLAME-SIM provides unparalleled cost effective training to firefighters, which has been proven to increase firefighters understanding of command driven fire-ground tactics by up to 50%.

Hennepin Technical College (MN) Adds FLAME-SIM To Fire Degree Program And Regional Fire Department Training
Hennepin Technical College (MN) Adds FLAME-SIM To Fire Degree Program And Regional Fire Department Training

FlAME-SIM software is chosen by fire departments and academic institutions in the US and Canada Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota has incorporated the latest FLAME-SIM training simulation software into their Fire Degree program. In May of 2010, Hennepin Technical College (HTC) purchased a FLAME-SIM Rugged Mobile Centre which they have incorporated it into their IFSAC Accredited Fire Degree Program that serves several hundred career, paid-on-call, and non-affiliated fire students on two separate campuses.  In addition to the simulation training that occurs on campus, HTC also travels to various fire departments throughout the Midwest to conduct FLAME-SIM training.  HTC joins fire departments and technical colleges across the US and Canada in the integration of FLAME-SIM into fire courses and continuing education classes ranging from Firefighter 1 and 2 to Incident Command and Officer training.  HTC Fire Training Coordinator, Bernie Vrona has been conducting the training sessions and is excited about the results he has been seeing;  “FLAME-SIM has been incorporated on-campus into the “Firefighter 1” class to show how command functions and communications work.  In the “Company Functions” class, students are given opportunities to serve in various command and crew roles to help develop critical thinking skills, improve their communication abilities and understand the relationship and impact that one crews’ efforts has on the other crews working the incident.  FLAME-SIM has also been utilised effectively in Fire Officer and command classes”.In addition to the success in the academic world, HTC has also been seeing significant results while traveling with the Rugged Mobile Centre to local and regional fire departments. “Off-campus, the FLAME-SIM trainer has been used at departments to help them examine their current command structure, look at their SOP’s, improve communication, and discover improved ways of arrival and vehicle placement” Vrona commented.  “We have also seen fire fighters experience low air, high heat, and disorientation due to low visibility which has led to Mayday activations, RIT involvement and very real situations during what seemed like very typical fire-ground response”. FLAME-SIM is a 3D real-time simulation training software that is used to train fireground communication and decision based procedures.  The customisable software is being used in fire departments and academic institutions throughout the US and Canada and proving to be a powerful and effective training tool. 

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