The challenge when designing a state of the art training facility

To fulfill the daily requirements as a firefighter or first responder of an agency, methods need to be taught, behaviors need to be practiced and dangerous and challenging situations to be simulated. As much as possible realistic training in a…

Realistic multi-agency training and exercising

Realistic training is an often-used phrase in the emergency services. Most would define this as training in an environment that looks and feels as close to that which the participant would experience if undertaking that activity ‘for real’. So why is…

Virtual reality technology is within fire department’s reach

New developments in technology have brought the capability for all fire departments to utilize immersive virtual reality. This equipment costs significantly less than what previous forms of virtual reality hardware cost, and has brought the technology within grasp of fire…

UCLan meeting the requirements of High Hazard Industries

Since the official launch of UCLan PROTECT in September 2017 this innovative and holistic approach to providing Emergency and Crisis Management continues to attract the attention of organisations world-wide. Particularly those that are directly or supportive of the High Hazard…

NFPA 472 – Standard for hazardous materials training in the fire service

NFPA 472 addresses the minimum levels of competence required by responders to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction. It covers the competencies required for awareness, operation, technician, and specialist levels of responders. It also addresses the competencies for Safety…

The importance of training and firefighter safety

Almost every day the media tells of a major fire, accident or the aftermath of both natural weather related and man-made emergencies such as acts of terrorism that have occurred somewhere in the world. Many challenges face fire and rescue…

The Fire Service College – A leader in firefighter training

As the world leader in international firefighting training, the UK’s Fire Service College can assist organisations throughout the Gulf and beyond, offering specialist training at all levels whether in the UK or abroad. Darren Bance, managing director of the Fire…


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