VR for fire fighting training
VR is ideal for exposing trainees to realistic, immersive fire-fighting situations – without the risks of real-life situations. As such it can be used for training simply and cost-effectively, or to educate trainees about the actual procedures that they will face in “real-life” assessment training, boosting first-time pass rates and minimising the cost of failure.
The tool that we created for Tritec Marine, an offshore marine and engineering consultancy offering global support services for a wide range of vessel types was able to accurately reflect the potential for of blow-back situations and their effects, including face-mask obscuration and shock when these incidents occur. The VR system also allowed (with the assistance of “unseen” support staff) accurate experience of using real fire-fighting equipment, such as fire extinguishers, in these situations.