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Fire Pump Training Effectiveness Increased through Simulation

Published on August 20, 2019

Fire Pump Training Effectiveness Increased through Simulation
  According to Phil Duczyminski, a training officer for the City of Novi (Michigan) Fire Department, there are many factors working against the most effective possible fire pump training. First and foremost, there are huge disincentives to tying up equipment doing something other than fighting a fire. Duczyminski ticks these off: “Taking a truck out … Continued

Gregg County workers take crash course in better driving with FAAC simulator

Published on August 9, 2019

Gregg County workers take crash course in better driving with FAAC simulator
A consultant with the Texas Association of Counties instructed about 20 drivers over a two-day period at the Pct. 4 Barn in Kilgore. Pct. 4 Commissioner Shannon Brown invited the TAC after learning about the service, which has shown to practically eliminate driving incidents within the first six months of training, driving simulator consultant Don … Continued

Fire Truck Driving Simulators Widen the Safe Margin of Error

Published on July 30, 2019

This is an absolutely heart-breaking account of a needless, life-changing on-site injury:   “For nearly a decade, Dane Smothers Jr. fixated on becoming a D.C. firefighter.    And he stuck with it, despite hurdles.    …   He wore that uniform only once. Mere months into the firefighting job, his dream career nearly killed him. … 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

Bringing the fire truck to the students

Published on February 15, 2019

Bringing the fire truck to the students
Everything on the device shines fire-engine red and chrome. The pumps, gauges and hose fixtures seem real enough. It’s like having a real fire engine in the classroom – except better in many aspects. Coconino Community College now has the ability to offer new training to Fire Science students and continuing training to firefighters in … Continued

Now Available on NPPGov – FAAC Public Safety Simulation Training Equipment

Published on August 13, 2018

Now Available on NPPGov – FAAC Public Safety Simulation Training Equipment
NPPGov is a national cooperative procurement organization based in Seattle, WA offering publicly solicited contracts to government entities nationwide. Our contracts are created through a public solicitation by a Lead Public Agency. Access to our cooperative contracts is free and there are no purchasing obligations. Benefits of cooperative contracts: • Competitively bid, no additional RFP … Continued

How multi-seat driver-training simulators improve safety, situational awareness Robert Raheb | Fire Chief

Published on November 4, 2013

See the FAAC Fire Simulator in use Fire departments across the country are embroiled with city government regarding budget cuts and spending. Departments have made various decisions on how to reduce spending and still maintain a level of service that affords its citizens protection. Most of the time, training is the first to get cut … Continued

Standards, Specifications for Fire Apparatus Driver Training

Published on October 9, 2012

(See article on the Fire Chief Magazine website here) Oct. 9, 2012 – Robert Raheb | Fire Chief Operating an emergency vehicle— both in routine and emergency modes — is probably the highest form of liability a department faces every single day, several times per shift. Motor-vehicle collisions are the second-leading cause of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and … Continued

FAAC Maintains Exclusive Sponsorship of Grant Assistance Program

Published on December 12, 2011

FAAC Incorporated is maintaining its position as the exclusive sponsor of the PoliceGrantsHelp and FireGrantsHelp grant assistance programs, continuing its commitment to the public safety and emergency response markets it serves. In today’s tough economic environment, dollars are scarce and many city and county budgets are being cut and large capital expenditures are being postponed … Continued

FAAC Offers Certification at 6th Annual User Conference

Published on August 16, 2011

FAAC Incorporated is pleased to announce its 6th Annual User Conference will be held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California Oct. 11-14. FAAC hosts its annual conference to benefit customers through knowledge sharing, networking, and expert instruction. This year, FAAC is conducting the first-ever certification course for driving simulator instructors. “The Driving Simulator … Continued