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  • Firefighter training goes virtual

    Firefighters train weekly to maintain readiness, so when the call comes to put their lives at risk for the people they serve, they are prepared. Whether in training or on a live fire, they are susceptible to various carcinogenic toxins - until now. To help reduce the inhalation of toxins, more and more fire departments are purchasing virtual reality equipment to provide a safer way to train their members. The 55th Civil Engineering Squadron, fire department Offutt Air Force Base used innovation funds to purchase a simulator that provides real world scenarios to enhance their skills without being in an unsafe environment.
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