Have you checked out the "ALIVE" Training Tool? It is FREE. Read on.
As you are well aware, many factors contribute to the significant number of Firefighter deaths and injuries, but perhaps most troubling may be the fact that many Firefighters were probably not aware of advancements in firefighting methods - that could have changed these tragic outcomes.
With the support from DHS/USFA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, in collaboration with the FDNY, the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) and the Bloomington (Minn.) Fire Department (BFD), NYU-Poly scientists conducted research to develop new web-based, interactive training (ALIVE) to assist in the dissemination, training, and retention of new firefighting information and techniques.
You can read more about the success of this research in the article to be published in upcoming August Issue of FireRescue Magazine. The online version is available HERE:
NOTE: The research will also be featured this week at Firehouse Expo Conference (July 26, 10:15 to 11:45 am, Room 318) and IAFC's FRI (Fire Rescue International) Conference (August 16, 1 to 2:30 pm, Track: SHW-13).
Two modules of ALIVE: Wind-Driven High-Rise Fires and Fires in Residential Lightweight Construction, have been released nationwide to the fire service community free of cost. The iOS and Android applications of this training are also available at www.poly.edu/fire.
The Chicago and the Cleveland Fire Department's are currently using ALIVE to train their firefighters with the support of their training divisions. Your department can now take advantage of this advanced multimedia interactive training at no cost. The scientists from NYU-Poly will work with your training academies to build a customized ALIVE portal for your department.
If your fire department is interested in utilizing this scientifically tested and proven training, please have your Chief or Chief of Training contact the NYU-Poly Fire Research Group at [email protected].
Please visit www.poly.edu/fire for more information about this research and to access the ALIVE modules.