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New MPD Firing Range is a Go

Published on April 14, 2021

New MPD Firing Range is a Go
  More than a decade after the Maryville Police Department closed its firing range for wastewater treatment plant expansion on Wheeler Road, it’s set to build a new one at 410 Home Ave., before 2021 is out. Maryville City Council this week unanimously approved a bid for the most qualified contractor to build the range … Continued

Responding to the Emergency – Safer

Published on April 13, 2021

Responding to the Emergency – Safer
  FAAC’s fire truck driver training simulator supports simple-to-complex, individual and team training. The levels of this platform’s-based training are increasingly diverse and challenging, and broadly range from basic driving skills, through emergency response scenarios and then up to a higher level of emergency response scenarios occurring with critical incidents and taking place “on the … Continued

Getting Results with Public Transport Simulation

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Getting Results with Public Transport Simulation
  Public transport simulation technology isn’t a solution by itself—it’s a tool for extending and supercharging your entire training program. But like any powerful, complex (and expensive!) tool, an organization cannot get the most out of it if no one takes “ownership” of that tool. Billy Cameron has spent his career in transit. Over the … Continued

NFL Alumni and Law Enforcement Officers Gather Together on the MILO Field

Published on April 8, 2021

NFL Alumni and Law Enforcement Officers Gather Together on the MILO Field
  There are only a few high-intensity professions that include hostile adversaries, a high threat of injury, and often unfriendly media attention. Not only are these professions difficult while performing—they have lingering effects in the home and when transitioning to new careers. The impact of this kind of mental stress on individuals and families among … Continued

Overcoming Limitations in Human Factors Research into Distracted Driving

Published on April 7, 2021

Overcoming Limitations in Human Factors Research into Distracted Driving
  Human factors research is keenly interested in what’s happening in the brain of distracted drivers while texting or using GPS apps. Roughly 4,000 people are killed each year by distracted driving and another 390,000 injured. By some estimates, one-quarter of all U.S. car accidents are caused by someone texting and driving. Previous research has … Continued

Breaking News: Active Shooters and the Actions We Can Take Right Now

Published on April 1, 2021

Breaking News: Active Shooters and the Actions We Can Take Right Now
  It seems like there are daily Breaking News stories of yet another active shooter situation, while innocent people are in harm’s way as they are going to work, picking up groceries, eating dinner, visiting the doctor, getting gas, taking the kids to daycare, going to school. It is easy to feel helpless and angry … Continued

How to Use Simulator Training to Decrease COVID Risks

Published on March 29, 2021

How to Use Simulator Training to Decrease COVID Risks
  This is not our last pandemic. Even with viable vaccines beginning to reach people, COVID itself will be with us for a long time, as will similarly infectious diseases. Fortunately, simulator training technology helps transit agencies reduce a spectrum of risks—not just those that pop up behind the wheel. COVID hasn’t just complicated mass … Continued
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