A Virtual Training Platform for Real Emergencies
It takes real experience to build real skills. RS—FAAC’s incident command and management simulator solution—is built from the ground up to create the most realistic, reproducible, and customizable training scenarios possible for emergency operation centers, municipal crisis teams, first responders, and other safety and security professionals.
A networked RS hardware/software solutions create a realistic 3D training environment for all participants, with interactive role-playing functionality. Each scenario can address all the levels of strategic, tactical, and operational thinking that come into play in a major incident: inter-departmental coordination, communication, individual situational awareness, and all the “soft-skills” need for each role at every level.
Your RS solution will be able to support an unlimited number of unique scenarios, set in company specific, geographical-location specific, or generic environments. FAAC has developed specialized modules for critical infrastructure and other sites of special significance: Airports, railways, ships and shipyards, traffic tunnels, ports, offshore facilities, industrial sites, etc. Any scenario can be further complicated with inclement weather, reduced visibility, crowd control issues, and other factors—all without the risks, costs, time, and scheduling challenges associated with large-scale preparedness exercises.
RS is inherently scalable, both in terms of class-size, scenario complexity, and organizational hierarchy. RS can support individual one-on-one training, classroom training, multi-user/multi-device training, and even large-scale immersive “theaters” (similar to MILO Response and MILO Range). Each scenario includes distinct threads for each role and organizational level, from the emergency ops centers or municipal crisis teams to on-scene commanders and coordinators—even individual first responders.
Most importantly, our simulators are instructor controlled, with advanced logging, debriefing, and scenario developmental tools. Any scenario can be made more intense and challenging (or eased off) at any time, before beginning the scenario or while running it. Afterward, effective debriefing makes it possible to mine each session for every teachable moment and opportunity for improvement.
Training and Support
Your FAAC simulator solutions include basic and advanced “train-the-trainer” courses. We team up with your staff to help them lay the foundations of a simulation training program that meets your procedural needs and operational realities. Our trainer training includes both basic technical and maintenance (start-up and shutdown procedures, configuration and calibration, troubleshooting, etc.) as well as everything they need to know to design and run effective incident simulation training exercises.
Following delivery of your incident command training solution and completion of your training sessions, our customer support department and your dedicated account manager will continue to be available to offer ongoing assistance and support. As your policies and challenges evolve over time, so will your incident command training solution.
Incident Command and the Continuum of Training
The Continuum of Training is a complete set of training simulators for crisis teams, coordinators, and first responders. It integrates several networked simulation components for a true multi-level, full-cycle, immersive training solution. The goal is to convincingly emulate both the physical and emotional realities of a complex scenario—including multi-unit, multi-jurisdictional incidents.
Each scenario can include a variety of settings—airports, railways, industrial areas, city streets, single- or multi-family dwellings—and a range of weather conditions. Every scenario is fully programmable and customizable and can be modified by the trainer as it runs (including joystick control of pedestrians, animals, onlookers, etc.), keeping students on their toes. This offers all the benefits of hands-on practical training in a safe, cost-effective, and educationally rich manner.
Continuum of Training solutions focus on:
Incident Command Customer-for-Life
We don’t sell equipment; we partner with law enforcement, fire departments, emergency operation centers, and municipal crisis teams to develop and create their ideal custom training solution. You will be treated as a “Customer for Life” from day one: We invest time up front in understanding your challenges and policies, then develop and deliver a unique turnkey solution that we will work with you to seamlessly integrate into your training procedures.
Every FAAC solution goes beyond drilling manual skills and individual evolutions. These are tools for honing good judgment in the heat of the moment, even as a variety of factors and pressures compete for your attention.
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