PGCFD Workshop: Developing Simulations for Fire & Safety Training
This workshop teaches participants how to create computer-based simulations into Fire & Safety training and evaluation, particularly for the Prince George’s County Fire Department. It mixes both discussion and practical how-to’s on developing computer-based simulations using the SimsUshare Sim Builder platform.
Discussions primarily center on helping participants to identify areas in which simulations have been used to develop and strengthen performance, as well as identify potentially weak areas that can be improved in a positive manner, for example, communication, strategy, tactics, and developing/evaluating SOG’s/Policies. The how-to portion involves a guided, step-by-step approach for creating simulations using first-due photos (if participants bring their own) in walkarounds enhanced with animated smoke and fire effects that can evolve. The focus of the how-to’s will be on single and multi-family residential structures, but Jonathan will also sketch how simulations can be used for industrial, EMS/accidents, HazMat, and active threat scenarios.
Each participant can use the 2-month license code to SimsUshare (see below) which will allow participants to create a base set of simulations according to the direction of the PGCFD leaders.
Workshop participants can use the following license code to get free access/use of SimsUshare Platinum, for Windows or Mac, through August 31, 2019.
Free Trial License Code: 01z4me1f1evk
CTC Login & password: pgcfduser
To get started with SimsUshare through this offer, please download the free sim viewer from here (under “Starter” version). Once you install the program, go to the menu on the home screen and choose “Upgrade to Platinum”. Then enter the 12-character “License Code” from above.
It will then give you full create/edit/play capabilities until August 31, 2019. To check out ways to get started, please take a look at our “Getting Started” suggestions, located here. If you have any questions, or we can help you in any way, please contact us.
For iOS and Android, you have to purchase the app from the App Store or Google Play for US $9.99, then you can use the code above to allow creation/editing of unlimited sims for the duration of the trial.