Emergency responders face so many variables when answering a call: dangerous weather events, traffic snarls, obstacles, poor visibility and road conditions, sharing the road with motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. All of that adds up to a tough drive in the midst of a high-stress, adrenaline-fueled task.
There is no doubt that we need more confident, competent drivers to handle all these challenges and get to the scene safely and as quickly as possible. But how can we safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively prepare EMS responders to face all these variables and arrive on scene ready to make the right split-second decision? EVOC training is, at best, just a part of the solution. It allows for basic exercises, but offers no safe way to prepare for inclement weather, equipment failures, or cars who fail to yield to emergency vehicles.
A training simulator is the only way to reliably let your EMTs, ambulance drivers, and paramedics experience the true realities of the road.
FAAC’s interactive EM-1000 EMS driver training simulators are custom hardware/software solutions that create engaging, immersive, and responsive training environments. In an EM-1000, trainees don’t just develop traditional core competencies. They also hone their situational awareness and vital decision-making skills.
FAAC’s interactive, instructor operator solutions provide a direct, real-time link between instructors and students within the training environment throughout any lesson. Instructors can run prepared interactive scenarios from the included library or create custom scenarios in advance. Training personnel can manage one or several student driving sessions simultaneously and “fly” from one point in the sim to another to monitor specific events. During any scenario, the instructor can take control of scenario elements (like other vehicles or pedestrians) or trigger events (weather changes, traffic, equipped failures, etc.) in order to challenge trainees and meet their learning needs in that moment.