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January 2016
Training Solutions for 2016 along with some 2015 Highlights   

In an ever-evolving public safety climate, we look at some of the training solutions on the 2016 horizon as well as some striking advancements from this past year from our public safety training partners.

Kidde Fire Trainers
Now KFT, they have been busy installing and implementing new systems globally, like these:

Fire Academy of the French SDIS 13 - Velaux- France - 1st Wildland Fire Trainer
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Ministry of Interior- Italy - Mobile Aircraft FireTrainer to continue


In a time when every dollar counts, the investment in education for your staff must be well thought out and more than a holiday. Both the Driver Training Symposium and Rider Training Symposium events are structured for maximum information transfer of up to date and relevant information.

Vehicle training is not what it used to be, and these symposiums are representative of the modifications needed to accommodate modern teaching challenges for the current generations entering your academy. to continue

Fireblast Global

2015 was another great year for Fireblast Global. From new employees to new products, international customers to international tradeshows, and even some highly anticipated completed projects. In addition, Fireblast also began our Lean Journey this year with great results to continue 


Drager Fire Training Systems
Drager delivers Mobile Live Fire Training Trailer (MLFTU-C)

Propane Fueled Training Prop

The MLFTU-C includes two live fire simulators, one at the rear of the main floor to continue

Swede Survival Systems, Phase 5 Multi Story Class A live fire training system

A multi story, multi fire training prop which is ideal as a standalone structure or to build on to continue    

Citizens Submit Their Questions
Q & A 

The questions below
were asked (submitted) by non public safety professionals. We found some of the questions to be interesting, funny, and some insightful. Click on the answer to read responses or add your own.  
Q:  Do emergency personnel on code runs prefer freeways or surface streets?
Q: Why do police officers have such an issue with trusting anyone, even when they are off-duty?
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Q:  What is the best military branch for firefighters?
A: (answer)

Q:  Is it better to be tasered or pepper sprayed?
A: (answer)

Skidcar System


The SKIDCAR SYSTEMŽ is an advanced driver training solution that teaches drivers to anticipate car control problems before they occur. With SKIDCAR™, drivers experience exactly how a vehicle will behave in situations that can cause traction loss, including adverse weather, excessive speed, rapid braking or steering errors. But unlike other programs that simply teach reactionary motor skills, SKIDCAR trains drivers to think, maintain control, and avoid trouble ahead of time.


FIREBLAST  Global    


With the significant expansion of our business from the North American market to the International stage, Fireblast is now embracing our focus as Fireblast Global. This change will undoubtedly solidify our vision at Fireblast Global to be the World's leading provider of Advanced Fire Training Simulators.  As such, Fireblast Global will continue to exemplify our commitment to Integrity, Innovation, and Intellect, always keeping at the forefront, the customer's needs for the most realistic, and technically advanced training environments. Please visit our newly designed website,, for a complete listing of all products for your agency's training needs.        




Kidde Fire Trainers brings together the proven leaders in the industry to offer the broadest range of fire training solutions to meet your training needs. With more than 30 years of live fire training knowledge, Kidde Fire Trainers has the experience that instills confidence. Count on Kidde to deliver innovative training systems, installed on time and within budget.



Fire Training Systems  


Drager's comprehensive portfolio of both Class A and B professional fire training props, as well as custom configurable SCBA confidence mazes, allow solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of individual fire departments, giving Fire Fighters the ability to practice in a safe environment.  Whether you are looking for a fixed or mobile solution, let the experts at Drager help you design the solution that is right for you.  




Envisage is a high tech software company founded in 2001 to automate complex training operations for first responders and the military. We create solutions that make our world a safer place. Our mission is to improve the readiness of our Nation's public safety professionals to ensure they come home alive. The company's training and compliance software platform leads the industry, serving over 1,000,000 first responders and 8,600 public safety departments, across multiple states and the Federal Government.  Our clients are federal law enforcement agencies, including the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and many state law enforcement and public safety organizations ( Twitter: 

Responder Gateway has been designed to make it easy to find exactly what's going on in the world of the emergency responder. One place. One stop. One source. This site is a great resource for anyone who wants to stay up to date about various subjects within the first responder industry and doesn't have time to waste. 

Fire Department trains for icy water rescues (Video) to continue

Businesses donate to fire department's new training facility to continue 
Men accused of stealing $175,700 from state police training organization to continue 
Police academies fear steep cost of pre-employment tests to continue 
Jackson Fire Department holds training academy for citizens to continue 

State suspends police academy instructor to continue   

Questions every training officer should ask themselves to continue 

Fire Department has reinvigorated volunteer program to continue 
Small towns providing consistent police training is one of the best ways to protect communities to continue 

Fire Dept. Trains on Tanker Involved in Derailment to continue 

Investigators sorting through rubble of fire that killed 43 horses to continue 
Entire Volunteer Fire Department resigns to continue 

Fire Department cuts special rescue unit, budget cuts sighted to continue 

Many agencies use local fire training facility to continue

Fire Departments To Combine Training to continue 
7 Trainees terminated from training program after allegedly cheating to continue  
Google Glass Plans To Change How Police and Firefighters Work to continue  
Department offers shorter police training academy for people with law enforcement experience to continue   
Police hold neighborhood watch training in Prince William County to continue
Rescue training pays off with a dog's life saved to continue  
Special K9 dogs trained to sniff out hidden computer hard-drives to continue

Man training to be police officer accidentally shoots wife to continue

Chicago Police to Get 1,400 Stun Guns and Conflict Training to continue

FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.


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