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The Future of Fire Training is Virtual

Published on April 8, 2024

The Future of Fire Training is Virtual
Overall, firefighters in the U.S. fight roughly one-half to one-third as many fires as they did 50 years ago. On-the-job experience is the ultimate test of skills learned in academy, and fewer fires mean fewer chances for first responders to practice. Meanwhile, firefighting has become more complex. The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) on the … Continued

Driving Change with Low or No Emission Grants and Investment in Training

Published on April 1, 2024

Driving Change with Low or No Emission Grants and Investment in Training
According to CALSTART’s annual report on zero-emission buses there are now at least 5,480 full-size ZEBs (zero-emission buses) in the United States, a 66 percent increase since 2021. That includes a 75 percent increase in fuel-cell electric buses in 2023 alone (according to an analysis by Hydrogen Central)—excellent news for the many communities enjoying lower-emission … Continued

The Value of VR Training

Published on March 27, 2024

The Value of VR Training
VR is becoming a buzzword in so many fields, and now it is making its way into police training, but the question agencies and their instructor teams have to ask is: What are the benefits? Click here to read the article. Read David Griffith’s insightful article, ‘The Value of VR Training,’ which examines VR in … Continued

JPMRC-IS Contract Award

Published on March 13, 2024

JPMRC-IS Contract Award
ICE was awarded a $1.96M contract on 7 March to upgrade the Army Aviation Data Management System (AADMS) as part of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center – Instrumentation System (JPMRC-IS) tech refresh.  This program will support CONUS and OCONUS sites in Hawaii and Korea as part of the US Army’s training ecosystem. The AADMS … Continued

Netherlands Aviation Training Contract Award

Published on March 12, 2024

Netherlands Aviation Training Contract Award
On 7 March 2024, Inter-Coastal Electronics (ICE) received a $8.6 million Delivery Order to deliver world-class products in support of the Netherlands’ aviation training ecosystem. These systems will provide the new Dutch AH-64E fleet with state-of-the art live aviation training enablers that will enhance readiness, sustain proficiency, increase survivability and reduce training costs. This Delivery Order is … Continued

Explore Simulation-based Training with FAAC at the 2024 FDIC International (April 17-20, Indianapolis, IN, Booth #13077)

Published on March 6, 2024

Explore Simulation-based Training with FAAC at the 2024 FDIC International (April 17-20, Indianapolis, IN, Booth #13077)
Bill Martin, FAAC Public Safety Business Manager, is excited to share new developments in high-fidelity, simulation-based fire service training,  (especially for pump operations) at FDIC International this April. “There are some new features with inCommand and Pump-Ops,” Bill notes. “We’ve gone to an updated platform, and incorporated many improvements behind the scenes and under the hood, so to speak, giving us better … Continued

Don’t Miss the Bus: Successfully Using a FTA Low-No Grant

Published on March 1, 2024

Don’t Miss the Bus: Successfully Using a FTA Low-No Grant
The Department of Transportation is going all in on a zero-emission/low-emission future for mass transit. Hence, funding opportunities have been significantly expanded, like the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Grant Program for buses and bus facilities. But FTA also acknowledges that the transition to low or no emission buses might be a … Continued