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Good to meet you at FDIC!

Thank you all for stopping by our booth to discuss the free scenarios on Fire Engineering. It was nice to hear that they are helping you in…

Started by Jonathan Kaye

0 Apr 14, 2008

Opportunity to discuss backstory

We've heard directly from a lot of instructors how they are using the sims, and seen some good posts on the Fire Engineering discussion boa…

Started by Jonathan Kaye

3 Apr 3, 2008
Reply by Frank Montagna

Discussing the Taxpayer Scenario

We just posted the commercial taxpayer scenario. The essential teaching point in this situation is to consider venting the roof before vent…

Started by Jonathan Kaye

0 Apr 1, 2008

Value in consistency?

When Chief Montagna and I were creating the most recent sim, the Taxpayer fire, we discussed a few different options related to making the…

Started by Jonathan Kaye

0 Mar 31, 2008

Low tech simulations

Do you train your firefighters by drawing a building on a white board and indicating fire with a red pen and smoke with a brown pen? This l…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Mar 29, 2008

What are you trying to teach?

What lessons do you want to teach when you use the training simulations? Having a clear idea of what you are trying to teach will greatly a…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Mar 26, 2008

Focus on teaching/training points

When Chief Montagna and I are designing a sim, the discussion always starts with the teaching point/lessons. In other words, what are impor…

Started by Jonathan Kaye

0 Mar 12, 2008

Self-paced vs. instructor-led

One of the common questions we get about the sims goes something like this..."I see the smoke/fire and I can move around the fireground, bu…

Started by Jonathan Kaye

0 Mar 5, 2008

Using simulations

Here is one way you can use the Fire Engineering simulations. Show the first state of the simulation and ask a firefighter where he would g…

Started by Frank Montagna

0 Mar 5, 2008


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