Investing in real-world virtual classrooms will take our first responder training to the next level.
The expansion of the classrooms will include virtual reality and simulator based training. By utilizing simulator and virtual reality, law enforcement officers can be better trained in a realistic scenario based environment. Firefighters can improve incident communications and all first responders can be monitored, have deficiencies identified, errors corrected and given proper training prior to mistakes being made in the public setting.
We are asking for Community Support to reach our $1.0 Million goal. Won't you join us in supporting our first responders?
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Funds raised to-date:
We need $475,000 to reach our goal!
About Our Virtual Classrooms
Our 3200 sq. ft. classroom plans include an interactive simulator. This simulator offers much needed immersive training scenarios for the most difficult real-world situations, including ambushes and active shooters. It is a tactical structure with adjustable walls and 5 screens. The screens are positioned in a room to create a 300° wrap-around environment. The instructor is able to select from 150 scenarios and adjust the situation in real-time. Think about it. Only this kind of training can produce the skills needed to help our responders maintain full situational awareness during times of extreme stress.
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