With so many recent wildfires raging around California, it’s timely to consider the incredible risks involved with fighting fires. Unfortunately, major fires happen every day and firefighters and other first responders have to deal with dangerous conditions and incredible stress while trying to fight flames and search for victims. SensoryCo provides realistic smoke effects for fire fighter training to help prepare them for the extreme conditions of their jobs.
Imagine the variety of scenarios that firefighters and first responders must face, from entering an unknown home or building, to going up and down flights of stairs, to traversing through brush and forest vegetation, to dealing with the aftermath of an explosion or natural disaster. Add to that the danger of navigating those conditions with the loss of visibility due to heavy smoke or debris, and the risks and possibility for errors are immeasurable.
The smoke conditions during a fire can cause confusion and low to no visibility. Panic can also lead to poor decision-making. Research shows that repetitive training in simulated high-risk situations can help increase stress inoculation; recurrent exposure to stressful conditions makes those conditions seemingly more routine and less startling. Actions practiced in those conditions become habitual and lead to better responses and decision-making in real fire situations.
SensoryCo provides a smoke simulation solutions that behaves incredibly similarly to real smoke to create realistic training situations. The smoke is controllable and has been rigorously tested to ensure that it is safe and nonflammable. Incorporating these smoke effects in firefighter training adds a critical component to their training program.
By definition, firefighters will be exposed to densely smoky conditions in a majority of their work situations. The ability to navigate these conditions and still make effective decisions under these conditions is critical to daily performance. Successful training programs must integrate these sensory stimuli. SensoryCo is a key partner and can create custom solutions to incorporate smoke effects for firefighter training. Repeated exposure to realistic smoke effects during drills and exercises increases the abilities of firefighters to keep them safe and prepared on the job.