Polytechnic Institute of New York University to Release Firefighter Training Tool
- Firefighter Nation October 21st, 2013
- Source: http://www.firefighternation.com/article/news-2/polytechnic-institute-new-york-university-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.