3D Interactive Tech Talk – Firefighting with iPads, Red Cross Sim

Welcome to our recurring post, 3D Interactive Tech Talk, highlighting how interactive technology is being used right now and where it’s headed.

Firefighters Use iPad Simulations to Improve Communication Skills

Firefighters in Yukon, Oklahoma are using simulation training via iPads to improve communication skills in deadly situations, after a scary near-miss when communications went down with crew in various positions throughout a burning building. While the training isn’t physical, it does allow firefighters to experience simulated high-risk scenarios that reproduce the same communications challenges they’d face in reality, and come up with solutions – safely. There are 27 training simulations available, and the Yukon department has invited other state fire departments to use the program as well.


American Red Cross Using Simulation Training for Learning/Retention
First responders certifying in First Aid/CPR/AED can now train via interactive, online simulations to get ahead of live classroom work, but also to retain what they’ve learned any time after the fact. Red Cross research determined that a no-risk environment, combined with gaming elements made for a richer learning experience, offering students repetition they’d otherwise only gain in the field, when mistakes can be catastrophic. Training can be scheduled at Red Cross chapters country-wide now, as well as onsite workplace trainings this spring.


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