DoD Emergency, Fire, ARFF, Hazmat Continuum of Training

In the absence of comprehensive fire training simulators, it is simply impossible to be properly prepared. In order to meet the real-world necessity for comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, multiple participant training, FAAC has created the “Continuum of Training”—a solution that networks multiple simulators and other software and hardware tools, allowing for incremental “simple-to-complex” content-focused student learning.

All of FAAC’s emergency scenario simulators can integrate and communicate with each other, creating consistency throughout the scenario. This includes pump operations simulators, hose handling and fire suppression, vehicle driving of all vehicle types (e.g., fire apparatus, ambulance, law enforcement vehicles, etc.), interactive EMS emergency response, and on-scene command and control. Together, they form a complete “Continuum-of-Training”, where the virtual environment trains firefighters in all aspects of scene management skills without the added dangers that a real scene could subject them to.

You get real hands-on training for the entire team without taking any apparatus out of service, risking anyone’s safety, or opening a single bucket of foam concentrate.


Continuum of Training Disciplines


Be part of the solution by arriving at the scene safely. Driver training simulators hone the individual skills needed for the successful, safe operation of vehicles by First Responders. Training in this phase isolates individual skills within single events, coupled with proper judgment and decision-making, repetition, and recurrence to establish a “conditioned reaction” for fundamental skills.


InCommand prepares the commander for decision-making and on scene management. This phase will also prepare those in other roles for a full-scale incident. The simulation allows emergency crews to experience the event as they would in real life, including having to make decisions in the absence of complete information and adjusting to rapidly changing conditions and complications. They assess the situation and determine the best response strategy, implement it, and then observe the consequences of their decisions.


Pump Ops trains firefighters on the safe operation of a pump engine. A “sequential system” or “sequential approach” to multifaceted tasks is required for safe operation. Training in this phase involves an understanding of the “real” situation, such as hose configuration, managing water sources, water flow, friction coefficients, foam concentration, and radio communication.


FLAIM Trainer prepares the student for fighting fires on the front line in a safe, controlled environment with an immersive virtual reality simulation, combined with a haptic feedback system, breathing apparatus, and heated personal protective clothing. The student’s ability to apply technique and accuracy are tested during this phase.


Rescue is a primary objective at critical scenes. Response engages the student and develops their competencies through practice while preparing the student to have a controlled response to a crisis or medical situation. The simulator uses interactive video to take a student through the scenario. Their actions trigger outcomes along many differing possible branching narratives.

Pump Ops VR Trainer

Pump Ops VR Trainer

CONTINUUM of Training for Firefighters

CONTINUUM of Training for Firefighters

Pump Ops Simulator

Pump Ops Simulator

Pump Ops VR Trainer
CONTINUUM of Training for Firefighters
Pump Ops Simulator


Train the operator and officer in one simulator. The 2View Crew Driver Training Simulator provides two separate viewpoints – one for the driver and a different view, geometrically aligned for the second forward officer seat.

Powerful Scenario Scripting Tool
• Quick-design scenario development
• Complete resource pack
• Recreate accidents for powerful lessons
• Create lesson plan groups

Components of Driving Station
• Authentic or generic dash and components
• Authentic Placement and operation of actual controls
• True-feel Steering force feedback
• Advanced graphics technology
• Actual motion displacement 3-DOF

Single and custom cab configurations available for Fire & EMS

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InCommand simulation allows one to teach, train, assess, and evaluate various emergencies. Train teams together in a controllable environment with a flexible, highly realistic simulation solution to train incident commanders and disaster management teams.

First Responders benefit from experiencing incidents in a safe, controllable, repeatable, and measurable environment. InCommand is a powerful tool that helps trainees understand concepts by experience, lets them acquire practical knowledge in a relatively short time frame, practice decision-making skills, and experience high-impact/low-probability emergency situations. Scenario training in inCommand provides trainees with the opportunity to practice complex incidents, apply protocols, and interact in scalable scenarios.

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Pump Ops allows reinforcement of hands-on pump operation training for new and existing pump operators in a disciplined, cost-efficient, and safe environment, preventing injuries to the trainees and damage to the equipment. Reduce your environmental impact by not using gallons of water or harmful foam. With Pump Ops, you can train in any weather, keep units in service, and reduce support personnel.

System Features:
• Modular unit built into a free-standing cabinet
• Accurate algorithms representing configurations of pumps, nozzles, hoses, elevations, etc.
• Multiple pumps, nozzle, hose configurations
• The “inner” workings of the panel are simulated through software – no pumps, valves, or water
• Active student assessment forms
• A mixture of authentic components and LCD displays
• Optional Transportation Kit

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FLAIM Trainer is a safe, low-cost, and mobile training aid for firefighters, simulating a range of fire events and mimics the scenarios in an immersive 360-degree training experience. FLAIM Trainer provides each user with a realistic experience, in a virtual world, a patented force feedback system mimics a fire nozzle reaction, and a heated jacket provides the feeling of being near a fire.

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EMS and Rescue Situation Training

The Response simulator immerses the student into a life-like rescue situational environment working their way through emotionally vivid, branching scenarios to expand their experiential knowledge base. They develop traditional core competencies (procedural, EMS, and medical “soft- skills”), as well as hone their situational awareness and vital decision-making skills.

Response is instructor controlled, with advanced debriefing and scenario developmental tools. Any scenario can be made more intense and challenging (or eased off) at any time, even while running. Afterward, effective debriefing makes it possible to mine each session for every teachable moment and opportunity for improvement.

Powerful Scenario Scripting Tool
• HD Quality Branching Training Scenario Library
• Advance Trainee Action Capture
• Low Light / Flashlight Training
• Optional Scenario Development Software Application

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Available through the Defense Logistics Agency

Streamlined procurement of FAAC simulators is available through the Defense Logistics Agency Tailored Logistics Support Program. Darley’s specialized contract vehicle allows us to provide unmatched procurement services. Often, it’s not a question of what to buy but how to buy it and we can help simplify your purchase, including TLS, GSA, and FedMall procurement services.

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ARFF Simulation and Firefighting Training Customer-for-Life

We invest time in understanding your firefighters and needs, then work closely with your team to develop and deliver the appropriate training simulation solution. We’ll help you find the best way to integrate this custom solution into your firefighter, rescue, and command training procedures. Most importantly, we support you in maintaining and evolving this solution as your challenges inevitably change over time.

We don’t just sell firefighter training simulators; we partner with fire departments and their instructors to develop their ideal immersive fire training solution. Are you ready to advance your department’s training programs? Contact us now to determine what’s best for your crew.

(The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.)

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