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April 2015
New Training Centers Dedicated and Planned Across the Nation   
  
Over the past year it seems there are monthly headlines of newly dedicated, funded or planned public safety training centers across the nation. Community Colleges continue to be a major player in the new facility trend. From Massachusetts to California community colleges are aggressively moving into public safety education.

The colleges for many years have provided fire science and law enforcement curricula, but it seems that over the past 5 to 8 years they are spending millions of dollars on brick and mortar facilities. Colleges are building all aspects of public safety training props from burn buildings with live fire simulators to driving tracks. Following are some of the announcements from the past year. IBG is pleased to have assisted with the development of strategic business plans for several.    
  • Southwestern Community College in partnership with the Macon County officials (NC) is expanding its over crowded training facilities in an expansion plan.
     
  •  Last fall in Parma, Ohio, Cuyahoga Community College opened an $11.4 million Public Safety Training Center for both police and fire departments on a 10-acre site.
     
  • Earlier this month the MERIT Training Center in Marshall, MN started construction on a public safety center that will include a 3-D driving simulator and driving track. Construction is expected to be completed by this fall.
     
  • In Lawrence, MA (near Lowell) the city is working to develop a police headquarters and training facility in collaboration with Northern Essex Community College.
     
  • The Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL will open their Center for Public Safety in January 2016. The $30 million facility will house the college programs in criminal justice, EMS, fire science and CALEA-accredited police program.
     
  • South Lake Tahoe Community College, CA was presented with a $5.8-million private donation to enhance multiple programs at the college including public safety  . . . click 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:  What is it like to be the spouse of a firefighter?

 

Q: What's standard police procedure for approaching an armed suspect?
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Q:  How do firefighters extract water when it's below freezing?
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Q: What is the correct procedure for a lower police officer in terms of acknowledgement of a higher ranking police officer?
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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, www.fireblast.com, for a complete listing of all products for your agency's training needs.      

 

Kidde Fire Trainers 

 

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.

 

  FAAC  

 

FAAC Incorporated builds and delivers high-fidelity driver training simulator systems for public safety and emergency response agencies. FAAC simulators are used primarily to develop higher cognitive driving functions such as judgment, multi-tasking, and decision-making in high-risk, low-frequency situations. In addition, simulators are used for teaching SOPs, incident command, and building muscle memory for basic driving techniques. Instructors replay the student's driving exercise for critique and remediation opportunities.
    

 

 

      

IES Interactive Training is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced interactive force-option decision/response simulators and firearms training systems.  IES's award winning MILO Range training simulator systems are selected by agencies interested in improving weapons and force-option deployment skills, decision-making and cognitive thinking skills, and measuring individual and collective tactical and technical skills in law enforcement, public safety and combat environments.

 

   

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.  

Responder Gateway  

ResponderGateway.net 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. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

McAllen fire academy trains next generation of firefighters

Drager Installs a Fixed Car & QUAD Prop

Last Chance: ESC Workshop in Colorado on 4/28, 4/29
 
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TRAINING NEWS
Fire Department Task Force Again Focuses On Training - Hartford Courant  ...click to continue

Training helps police prepare for active shooter situations  ...click to continue 

  

Volunteer County fire department suspended over training  ...click to continue 


Death after Taser use raises police training issue  ...click to continue 

  

Fire Department hopes to spark interest in field with firefighter scholarships   ...click to continue 


NY budget funds $1.5m police training on the mentally ill  ...click to continue   

  

Budget panel OKs hike in firefighter training stipend   ...click to continue 


Police Refresh Motorcycle Skills During Training Video
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New fire training center to open in Louisiana ...click to continue 


Police training in mixed martial arts #MMA ...click to continue 


Glendale AZ is hiring new firefighters ...click to continue 

  

Police get tourniquets, training ...click to continue 

  

Indiana moves to standardize state fire training system  ...click to continue 


Police Cameras, Officer Training Under Review In Colorado  ...click to continue 


Was Lack Of Training A Factor In HFD Death?  ...click to continue 


First of its kind training program teaches police how to use aerial drones  ...click to continue 

 
Women face a number of hurdles inside Tampa Fire Rescue  ...click to continue  

  

Possible Animal Encounter Training For Police ...click to continue  

 

Could Drones Put Out Forest Fires With This Sound Wave Device?  ...click to continue    

              

Dog shootings raise call for more police training  ...click to continue  

  

Why This Career Firefighter Opened a Firehouse Subs Restaurant  ...click to continue   

 

New shoot/don't shoot training: Realistic video scenarios  ...click to continue
    

Forest Service eyes improvement of enhanced shelter to save firefighters lives  ...click to continue  

  

N.J. police would have to undergo diversity training under legislation ...click to continue   

 

Controlled burn gets out of control at airport   ...click to continue 

Philly police need more training, report says ...click to continue  

    


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FSTI 
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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