Ambulance & Rescue Driver Training

Ambulance & Rescue Driver Training

Ambulance & Rescue Driver Simulation Training

Fire/EMS driver trainer simulators are proved to reduce accidents and increase intersection analysis skills. A host of distinctive features work together to create a comprehensive virtual reality.

Driver Cab

We’ve created realistic simulators for a wide range of vehicles, including, pumper trucks, tower trucks, tillers, aerial
trucks, tractor-drawn ladder trucks, ambulances. Use of real components and gauges ensures that what the student experiences in our cab is the same thing they’ll experience on the road.

  • Full powertrain, including engine, transmission and axle ratio
  • Suspension system that includes shock absorbers, springs, and tire effects
  • Accurate vehicle brakes
  • Faithful replication of steering wheel feel and tendencies
  • Functional and accurately reproduced cab compartment controls
Ambulance Driver & EMS Simulation Training Firemen

Vehicle Models Include


  • Interchangeable cabs allow users to switch between training programs to maximize the scope and efficiency of the simulator
  • Proprietary SmartNode™ software recreates seat bounce and vibration from acceleration and braking, turning and curb strikes

Real-Time Computer System: FAAC’s proprietary software system enables the student vehicle to respond to the environment and operator maneuvers, such as speed, road friction, wind and driver inputs.

  • Controls out-the-window visual scenes and vehicle sounds as they relate to driving and student performance
  • Provides signals to the student vehicle dashboard instruments
  • Senses and responds to student inputs, such as hard braking and oversteering
  • Provides realistic interaction between other driving stations networked in the same training scenario
Ambulance Driver & EMS Simulation Training Ambulance Truck

Visual Display

Our visual display sets the standard for creating a lifelike driving environment with the widest field of view in the industry.

  • A combination of front, side, and rear screens delivers 315° field of view of crisp, clear virtual training worlds
  • State-of-the-art flat screen monitors support real side- and rear-view mirrors
  • Real side and rear mirrors provide critical training on mirror usage techniques, such as leaning and blind spot identification
Ambulance & Rescue Driver Training Ambulance Front

Instructor Operator Station

Our interactive instructor operator station provides a direct, real-time link between instructors and students within the training environment. Instructors can enter the training session as a vehicle or a pedestrian and create unique training elements for students.

  • Instructors can manage one or several student driving sessions simultaneously and “fly” from one point in the training world to another to monitor specific events
  • Controls traffic, weather, equipment malfunctions, daylight, lesson storage and assessment
  • Provides a location for instructor-student interaction tools, such as a desktop instructor driving console and pedestrian joystick control
Ambulance & Rescue Driver Training Example


Our system generates appropriate vehicle motor and other operational sounds of a fire or EMS vehicle.

  • Generates vehicle motor and other operational sounds of an emergency vehicle, including Doppler effect sound motion
  • Radio (intercom) system can be integrated into the driving station to enable two-way communications activity and training for the student driver through interaction with the instructor

The ER-1000 offers a great deal of training and has:

  • 3 displays made of LCD panels offering a 190-degree horizontal field of view
  • An “open-air” cab/driving station fabricated with materials that are representative of an ambulance
  • Emulated ambulance dash and seating configuration
  • An emergency radio
  • A siren/lights console
  • TrueFeel Steering providing a more realistic “feel” for force feedback, camber recovery, tire scrub, curb strikes and road vibration.
  • Proper braking controls
  • Doppler effect surround sounds to enhance acceleration, deceleration and cornering. Other sounds include engine speed, road noise, tire skidding, brake application, and collisions with vehicles, signs, trees, buildings
  • MDT Software
  • Scripted scenario lessons designed to teach a variety of driving/judgment skills
  • The capability to pause a scenario. Instructors can elect 1 of 3 re-drive options: have the student continue to drive from the point of the pause OR jump back to a previous point in the exercise OR completely re-drive the entire exercise
  • The capability to initiate malfunctions such as a tire blowout, drop in oil pressure
  • A feature allowing instructors or students to switch to an overhead view to review and reinforce street-level situations
  • Scoring and record keeping functions
  • 4 separate driving worlds to meet the driver training needs of agencies throughout the world
  • Instructor Operator Station (IOS)
  • System documentation

Related Simulator: EV-1000 EMS Cab Simulator

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Our data collection spoke for itself, a decrease of 69.23% in accidents for those Operators trained on the simulator.

Zerry L. Hogan, Lynx Driving Simulation Project Manager

Training...On the right Track?

Did you know that simulation training can help students achieve 90% learning retention? Help your training program by getting on the right track with simulation training.

Go Beyond The Simulator And Learn How To Train. FAAC’s Instructor Development courses go beyond the simulator, and teach instructors how to use the simulator as a training tool.

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