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Operation Green Flight

Published on November 4, 2022

Operation Green Flight creates opportunities for the 446 AW members to review their readiness and allow Airmen to observe another unit’s training. The airman had to choose from three unique experiences: Flying on a C-17 Globemaster III Riding a razor Participating in a Security Forces’ virtual reality weapons simulator (MILO Range Simulator) “In my opinion, … Continued

Rossford academy students learn lessons using a MILO Simulator

Published on November 2, 2022

ROSSFORD — Rossford Citizen’s Police Academy students took part in the multi-media interactive training room at the Penta Career Center. The final Wednesday class of the nine-week course included three training subjects: the MILO Range simulator, a body camera discussion, and an introduction to Oggy, the therapy dog. Penta has a room dedicated to the … Continued

Three Misconceptions Holding Back Community College EMT Training

Published on November 1, 2022

Three Misconceptions Holding Back Community College EMT Training
An increasing number of community colleges are using immersive driving simulators as part of their EMT training programs. FAAC lead specialist Chuck Deakins has worked with several community colleges to integrate simulation-based training into their programs. He’s glad to see more training programs adopting simulation tools, which can be so effective at increasing student engagement … Continued

Foam Simulators for Safer ARFF Training

Published on October 28, 2022

Foam Simulators for Safer ARFF Training
Fire training is always stressful and risky. But ARFF (aircraft rescue and firefighting) training is especially challenging. It’s not simply that this is higher stakes training that must cover a broad range of topics: response, hazard mitigation, evacuation, possible rescue of aircraft passengers or personnel, and coordination with civilian and other authorities in an airport … Continued

Seamlessly Add Live Firearm Training & Situational Awareness to Every Duty Cycle

Published on October 25, 2022

Seamlessly Add Live Firearm Training & Situational Awareness to Every Duty Cycle
The last several years have proven challenging for private security firms. An increase in crime—both against property and people—has driven demand for security guards and other safety and security professionals. Meanwhile, a tight labor market and challenging work conditions have kept these professionals in short supply. Now, more than ever, security firms need to be … Continued

Fire Department Training: Is the Training Ground Too Safe?

Published on October 20, 2022

Fire Department Training: Is the Training Ground Too Safe?
William Greenwood has been in fire services for more than twenty-seven years. As Chief of Warwick, RI’s T.F. Green International Airport Fire Department and Senior Staff Instructor New Hampshire Fire Academy, he thinks a lot about the way that stress affects performance—and he has bad news. Stress can have such a big impact that it … Continued

Using Immersive Simulation in Vehicular Use-of-Force Training

Published on October 18, 2022

Last year vehicular use-of-force by law enforcement was again in the news after an Arkansas state trooper hit a pregnant woman’s car to enforce a traffic stop. This flipped the vehicle: The inciting incident? The motorist was driving 84mph in a 70mph zone and took more than 2 minutes to pull over. Public outcry followed. … Continued