How did Response Simulator stand out?
Response Simulator tool is very versatile, allowing firefighters to build or re-create a wide range of emergency scenarios in controlled environments. Through scenario training, they have unlimited possibilities to improve their skills such as resource management and incident response. RS also helps the Cosa Rica National Fire Academy conserve valuable resources: spend less money on materials and equipment, reduce wear of personal protective equipment, water and fuel consumption while eliminating the hazards associated with live training exercises. They are able to train whenever and wherever convenient.
Top RS features
Miguel enjoys the great variety of options the software allows to build a highly detailed and realistic scenario. Additionally, the possibility of multi-user training makes the development of the exercise more real and complex.
Experience with VSTEP Simulation
Miguel describes that VSTEP and Costa Rica National Fire Academy enjoy an excellent relationship and effective communication. Despite the time and language difference between the two companies, VSTEP was very enthusiastic in giving them personalised support and training. Thanks to this, the organisation has become 100% familiarised with the training tool. Due to the user-centred approach of VSTEP, Miguel also has the opportunity to provide feedback to VSTEP to continuously improve the software.
Thoughts on the future
Miguel thinks that virtual training is becoming more and more common for safety & security experts, as it gives organisations the opportunity to save cost and reduce exposure to hazardous materials. Virtual training tools like Response Simulator also allows training repetition – to repeat the training as many times as needed to better memorise the skills and achieve the desired strategy.