Rotterdam, 1 September 2020 – Response Simulator, VSTEP Simulation’s state-of-the-art virtual safety training solution has teamed up with LION EMEA, a leading provider of physical fire training tools in a strategic partnership. The goal of the partnership is to bring enhanced training capabilities for firefighters in the EMEA market.

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Nowadays, the level of preparedness required by safety and security professionals is increasing while theoretical studies are proving to be less engaging and immersive as new technologies become available. At the same time, there is also a visible gap between theoretical and practical live fire training. Even though virtual training cannot replace live fire training, it offers a complementary visualising exercise for high-risk scenarios, allowing firefighters to repeat training scenarios in a safer environment.

In order to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical training, LION EMEA has partnered with VSTEP Simulation’s cutting-edge solution Response Simulator. The software will enable firefighters to visually re-create dangerous emergency situations and apply their theoretical knowledge before pursuing real-life training on LION’s training solutions. The users will be able to utilise the extensive RS object library that will contain LION-specific content such as their numerous training containers. This will allow them to create detailed incidents and evolve them into powerful scenarios.

The partnership between these established and powerful solutions will bring many opportunities for firefighters to make use of a complete training suite that helps them enhance their emergency preparedness and practical skills. It is everything they need to take their training to the next level – highly realistic graphics, product stability, user-friendliness, and much more.

These are the key benefits the collaboration will offer to firefighters:

  • Providing a one-stop shop for all firefighters’ training objectives
  • Bridging the gap between theoretical and real-life training
  • Visualisation of emergency scenarios enhancing trainee engagement and practical skills
  • Expanding training possibilities on all levels within any fire and safety organisation

Aiming to offer firefighters more innovative and efficient ways to strengthen their training, this partnership enhances Response Simulator’s position in the firefighting market while significantly expanding LION’s product portfolio and reaching high-growth markets in Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

Mathé Koenen, Rescue Consultant Trainer at LION spoke about the partnership:

 “LION | Response Simulator is a brilliant tool in providing first responders with powerful and immersive training visualization. We can expand training possibilities on all levels of the command chain. This will be key to a more efficient learning process. I am looking forward to using LION | Response Simulator!”

Tije Vos, Head of Business Development at VSTEP Simulation said:

“Both VSTEP Simulation and LION EMEA are focused on expanding the training capabilities of our users. This collaboration creates an integrated solution that can produce transformative results to our users. I’m excited about this partnership and looking forward to providing added benefits for firefighters.

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