Polytechnic Institute of New York University to Release Firefighter Training Tool

Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University created the game-based computer program to educate, train, and disseminate critical information to both career and volunteer squads.

According to a release, Advanced Learning through Integrated Visual Environments features short, interactive training modules that incorporate game techniques and simulate the real-time critical decision-making process. Applications for mobile devices are also available for download.

ALIVE was funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and led by NYU-Poly in partnership with the Fire Department of New York, the Chicago Fire Department and the fire departments of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Eagan, Minn.

Read More