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Take Command:

A Quarterly Newsletter for Fire Departments and Emergency Service Organizations who Use SimsUshare

Take Command is a quarterly newsletter from SimsUshare that provides short, interesting articles about using simulations to enhance training, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of the SimsUshare team and product development. Customers and prospective customers are automatically subscribed (but can opt-out), however, you don’t have to be a customer to subscribe, just enter your email in the box to the right!

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Spring, 2021

  • Taking Mutual Aid to New Heights: introducing the easiest way for customers to share simulations
  • New CTC Basics tutorials!
  • Complacency–A Silent Killer
  • Did You Know? about the bed key and salvage bags
  • SimsUshare Tip-of-the-Quarter: Keyboard shortcuts
  • Overnight Sensation – 15 Years in the Making: The gripping next chapter of SimsUshare (Part II of II)
  • SimsUshare in VR Headsets: The future is now, use SimsUshare in VR headsets such as the Pico G2 4K
  • Our Authorized Training Partners: Meet our training partners and learn how they can help you!

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Winter, 2021

  • Hindsight is 2020: a personal message from Jonathan Kaye on looking forward to 2021
  • Help – I Need Somebody! New SimsUshare Help resources
  • The Fire Pole: Past, Present (and Future?): The history and (uncertain) future of the iconic fire pole
  • Your Most Valuable Piece of Equipment
  • SimsUshare Tip-of-the-Quarter: Creating conditions/states in simulations the easy way
  • Overnight Sensation – 15 Years in the Making: The SimsUshare story (Part I of II)
  • New SimsUshare Promotional Exam Package: Let us help you take your promotional exams to the next level!

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Fall, 2020

  • Too Much to Do, No Time to Do It: The classic problem with respect to distributing training
  • Lessons that Never Get Old: Timeless advice for effective teaching, from the father of modern education, John Amos Comenius
  • Using your Simulations in Online Learning: Describes ways for using simulations in online training. Includes the new, game-changing feature in SimsUshare that allows you to distribute your simulations effortlessly in email, web pages, and Learning Management Systems (LMS’s)
  • Public Service Rivalry: A lighthearted look at the classic Police vs. Fire ‘rivalry’
  • Announcing free online workshops with your mutual aid partners
  • Reflector 3: app for sharing your screen in the classroom
  • Did You Know? Three key differences in fire services around the world
  • SimsUshare Tip-of-the-Quarter: Options for navigation in your simulations
  • Upcoming & recent webinars

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Fall 2020 Fire Simulator Newsletter

Summer, 2020

  • Adapt or Perish: the wisdom of being prepared to adapt to change
  • Embedding sims in your eLearning and online content 
  • Future Look: What’s Next? Emerging trends and innovations in emergency services
  • Small Town Fire Chief, Part 2: The second Part on reflections of the author’s grandfather’s service to a small town Fire Department
  • 911 – A Brief Timeline – Fun facts and dates about the 911 System
  • Recommended App: ZELLO– A free push-to-talk app for your simulation exercises at a distance
  • SimsUshare Tip-of-the-Quarter: Creating conditions/states in simulations the easy way
  • Exciting Changes in SimsUshare v2.9.4

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SimsUshare Fire Simulator Take Command Summer 2020 Newsletter

Spring, 2020

  • Hats Off to Inventors and Innovators Series: the ‘Super Scooper’ water bomber
  • Looking to Run Training Exercises Online?
  • Photos4Sims.com: the first photo site for simulation developers
  • Small Town Fire Chief, Part 1: Reflections on the author’s grandfather’s service to a small town Fire Department
  • SimsUshare Tip-of-the-Quarter: Merging simulations to manage large sims
  • SimsUshare ‘States’ – a Game Changer! How to model and evolve fireground conditions the easy way, a unique feature of SimsUshare
  • Upcoming & recent webinars

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Take Command Spring 2020 Issue Fire Department Newsletter

Winter, 2020

  • Technology has its Limitations: balancing innovation with preparedness
  • New Free Simulations and 1-Page Quick Start Guides
  • Do You Have a Simulation Program…or a Simulation Training Program? : a new handbook on helping you create a comprehensive and effective training program that uses simulations
  • SimsUshare Tip-of-the-Quarter: Quickly switch among locations for editing
  • Automatic and Mutual Aid: Meeting a Special Training Challenge
  • Bring Back the Fire Dog! A lighthearted look at our traditional mascot
  • Recommended App: Clipping Magic
  • Upcoming & recent webinars and events

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Take Command Winter 2020 Issue Fire Department Newsletter

Fall, 2019

  • Features-versus-functionality: evaluating the functional impact of new features
  • Results from the recent SimsUshare customer survey
  • Keys to classroom instruction: tips on keeping your students engaged
  • SimsUshare Tip-of-the-Quarter: Making sims more realistic by matching brightness/darkness
  • SimsUshare and the FDIC Valor & Courage 5K Fun Run: a personal fun experience
  • Upcoming & recent webinars and events

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SimsUshare Fire Simulator Take Command Fall 2019 Newsletter
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