That is where the FAAC Specialists – the brightest among the best – bring their years of professional experience and mastery to you and your training program. Each of FAAC’s specialists has proven the results of his simulator training program.
The Specialists Program, a part of FAAC’s Customer for Life philosophy, was created to bridge the gap between a basic understanding of simulator system operation and mastery of it as an educational tool.
FAAC’s specialists are experts in the art and science of simulator instruction. They each have pioneered simulation training, not only in their own agencies but in their respective industries as well.
Their belief in and passion for simulator training has followed them from their first careers into a partnership with FAAC to act as mentors, problem-solvers, instructors, speakers, and writers. Their charter is to educate others on the power of simulation training.
Mr. Deakins is a recently retired law enforcement officer from Santa Ana, California. He served 28 years with the department of 400 officers working a variety of assignments. Mr. Deakins has been involved in the CaPOST Regional Skills Training Centers program since 1999. The program has 108 driving simulators and 24 force-option simulators. He has personally instructed more than 1,300 students in driving simulators and is the primary instructor for the Train the Trainer basic operation training of the driving simulators at all 24 California regional training sites. He serves as an advisor on the curriculum development and scenario development committees. He continues to instruct at law enforcement agencies and academies on the local level as well as making presentations at conferences throughout the country, including ILEETA and ALERT International. Mr. Deakins is a masterful instructor who’s forte’ is in his ability to assess his classes and adjust on the fly to enable all groups to get the most from his presentations. His knowledge of simulator training strategies, tactics, techniques, and methods are why he is such a successful cross-over trainer in all applications of simulation instruction.
Mr. Lindsey-King, former Superintendent of Surface Transportation Training and a Curriculum Development Specialist for the Toronto Transit Commission (Ret.) has, over the course of a 30-year career in both surface and rail transit, developed a comprehensive skill set that will aid current and future FAAC transit customers in many ways. During his tenure at the TTC Nigel was fundamentally involved in many large-scale projects, such as curriculum development, and the specification, acquisition, and integration of bus, streetcar and subway simulators.
Mr. Raheb has been in the EMS field for over 30 years in California and New York. He has been a paramedic in New York City for over 25 years and a New York State Instructor Coordinator for over 20 years. Mr. Raheb was in charge of the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course program for 10 years. A naturally gifted instructor, Mr. Raheb quickly realized the benefits and potential training abilities of driving simulation. He credits simulation with helping him achieve a remarkable 38% reduction in intersection collisions within the first year and a steady decline every year since. Mr. Raheb currently serves as a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Service Training Committee.
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