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EV Bus Driver Training to Combat “Range anxiety”

Published on August 20, 2021

EV Bus Driver Training to Combat “Range anxiety”
It’s no wonder that coach companies and transit agencies are investing millions in new electric buses. In many regions, shifting to EV mass transit will be a game changer. And mass transit, with its emphasis on low-speed stop-and-go driving is perfect for EV buses relying on regenerative braking, turning that traditional fuel-waster into a valuable … Continued

Stress Inoculation, Use-of-Force Training, and “Deescalation Behind the Wheel”

Published on July 28, 2021

Stress Inoculation, Use-of-Force Training, and “Deescalation Behind the Wheel”
  An increasing number of law enforcement agencies are engaging in increasingly lively discussions around use-of-force training. These are extremely important conversations—often difficult, always complex. Part of the challenge is that use-of-force training is a hot-button topic. But a good deal of complexity arises from the simple fact that it’s hard to have a national … Continued

EMS Simulation and “Teaching with Your Hands Behind Your Back”

Published on July 21, 2021

EMS Simulation and “Teaching with Your Hands Behind Your Back”
  In a recent post on EMS World, Rommie L. Duckworth, LP reminded EMT instructors that “telling isn’t teaching … for students to be able to perform as emergency medical providers, they must be able to make their own connections with the course material.” This requires a student-centered approach. Ambulance simulators and EMS simulation, in … Continued

The Physiology of Situational Awareness Training

Published on July 16, 2021

The Physiology of Situational Awareness Training
  As a practical matter, use-of-force training and situational awareness training must go hand in hand. We regularly ask officers to quickly assess a chaotic situation and then apply only the “amount of effort required … to compel compliance by an unwilling subject” (according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police). That’s not just … Continued

Simulation Training Technology that Protects your VITALS

Published on July 7, 2021

Simulation Training Technology that Protects your VITALS
  The number one mistake when using a training simulator is focusing too much on the simulation training technology. Agencies are often convinced that, in order to make the most of their investment, they need to maximize the amount of time spent seated in that simulator and navigating a virtual world. “This is a case … Continued

Using Fire and EMS Simulation Training to Address the Emergency Responder Shortage

Published on June 28, 2021

Using Fire and EMS Simulation Training to Address the Emergency Responder Shortage
  Firefighters are expecting 2021 to be a record-breaking year for building and wildfires. But fire teams are shorthanded and overworked nationwide. This isn’t just about the increasing length and intensity of the wildfire season—nor is it about COVID. Both play a role, but it’s one of intensifying an existing problem: We are an aging … Continued

Situational Awareness Training: Fewer Pursuits—and Less Crime

Published on June 17, 2021

Situational Awareness Training: Fewer Pursuits—and Less Crime
  Although situational awareness training has gained a lot of momentum in recent years, there’s one area of law enforcement where adoption lags: Police driving—and especially high-speed pursuit. For nearly 30 years the Justice Department has considered police pursuits “the most dangerous of all ordinary police activities.” We drive so much, it’s easy to forget … Continued

Using Public Transport Simulation Training to Address post-COVID Transit Operator Shortage

Published on June 10, 2021

Using Public Transport Simulation Training to Address post-COVID Transit Operator Shortage
  Even before COVID, there was a nationwide shortage of mass transit operators. More than a year of disruption has only made it worse. While we’re hopefully rounding the bend on COVID, experts now largely agree that herd immunity is not in the immediate future. This is our moment to re-assess how we get things … Continued

Simulation Training Technology: Three Questions to Ask Before Buying a Bus Sim

Published on June 1, 2021

Simulation Training Technology: Three Questions to Ask Before Buying a Bus Sim
  Investing in simulation training technology is serious business. For many agencies, this is a “once-in-a-lifetime” purchase—especially if stakeholders cannot easily see a clear return on the investment.  A poor start can leave a training program floundering for years. Asking these three questions before you begin weighing your options is an important step in building … Continued

Answering The Call For Police Reform: De-escalation Tactics Through Training And Technology

Published on May 26, 2021

Answering The Call For Police Reform: De-escalation Tactics Through Training And Technology
  3 Ways Law Enforcement Agencies Can Manage High-risk Vehicle Events and Rebuild Trust With The Community Events in 2020 and early 2021 have led to the deterioration of trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, sparking important conversations around police reform. With law enforcement tactics under increased scrutiny, agencies are reevaluating … Continued
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