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US Air Force acquires new tech for force training

Published on June 20, 2019

The U.S. Air Force Security Forces (SF) Academy has added an innovative technology into its apprentice course to help with force training. The 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse recently acquired eight Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulators from the security forces career field team, as well as a VR-based (virtual reality) training system from industry through a … Continued

Complacency in Police Pursuit Training: Causes & Solutions

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What a tragic year 2016 was in law enforcement line of duty deaths involving ambush, violent assaults and firearms. Depending on the source that you use, LODDs due to firearms are up a staggering 61% to 83% over 2015, while overall LODDs are up 12% to 18% over 2015. It is a reminder that we … Continued

Fire Fighter Training Simulators for Millennials

Published on June 10, 2019

As in other essential fields, we’re running low on firefighters.  Erik Johnson of the Guadalupe County (Texas) Firefighters Association recently told KSAT News, “Across the board, we are seeing a shortage nationally of volunteer firefighters.” Roughly 70% of fire departments nationwide are volunteer-based, and part of the pipeline that feeds career fire departments as well. … Continued

Bus Training Simulators Increase Safety Through Reduced Human Error

Published on May 30, 2019

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT), almost all bus crashes can be attributed to one of four types of bad habits: Inattention Distraction Haste Misjudgments The DoT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “concluded that human errors by bus drivers, other vehicle drivers, … Continued

Program at Ellsworth brings new type of training

Published on May 23, 2019

Program at Ellsworth brings new type of training
It’s a program designed to keep Security Forces officers sharp and prepared for any situation. “We can do all kinds of realistic scenarios, we can build our own scenarios so if we have a training topic that we want to do for that day or that week or that month, we can concentrate and build … Continued

THE BENEFITS OF CRASHING IN HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT TRAINING

Published on May 20, 2019

It may seem counter-intuitive, but one of the key advantages of a simulation-based high-speed pursuit training program is more crashes. THE VALUE OF SIMULATED CRASHES IN HIGH SPEED PURSUIT TRAINING A car crash is a highly instructive experience. We already know that “‘learning by doing’ only works so long as the feedback from our actions … Continued

Simulator prepares police for making decisions under pressure

Published on May 7, 2019

Three weeks ago, when the New Britain Police Department and Mayor Erin Stewart told the public about their new police training simulator, they couldn’t have had any idea how relevant this technology would become. In a span of five days in mid-April, three Connecticut police departments would find themselves entrenched in controversial police shootings. The … Continued