Immersive driving simulator for firefighters now in Kissimmee

The Kissimmee Fire Department recently unveiled its newest acquisition: a state-of-the-art fire vehicle training simulator.

Designed by Sim-Tech, the new simulator offers immersive training experiences for Kissimmee firefighters, placing them behind the wheel in a variety of emergency scenarios.

Kissimmee Fire Department fire vehicle training simulator (5) photo by KFD
Sim-Tech’s driving simulator will provide an immersive training experience for Kissimmee firefighters. (Photo: Kissimmee Fire Department)

The simulator has five screens and provides an “unparalleled training environment” with a full dashboard, steering wheel, and pedals that mirror those of an actual fire apparatus.

Kissimmee Fire Department fire vehicle training simulator (3) photo by KFD
The training simulator includes multiple screens, along with a full dashboard, steering wheel, and pedals. (Photo: Kissimmee Fire Department)

While using the simulator, firefighters will be able to choose from over 225 pre-designed Fire/EMS training scenarios that can be fully customized to simulate multiple environmental conditions such as rain, fog, day, or night.

Kissimmee Fire Department fire vehicle training simulator (4) photo by KFD
Firefighters will have over 225 training scenarios to choose from. (Photo: Kissimmee Fire Department)

In a media release, KFD stated that the simulator “equips firefighters with the skills and confidence needed to navigate complex emergency situations effectively.”

Kissimmee Fire Department fire vehicle training simulator (2) photo by KFD
A firefighter testing out the new driving simulator. (Photo: Kissimmee Fire Department)

Fire Chief Jim Walls of the Kissimmee Fire Department expressed his enthusiasm for the new addition by stating that KPD is “always looking at innovative ways to enhance the training and safety of our firefighters.”

The fire chief added that the driving simulator is a “key part of our strategy to keep our community and staff safe and prepared.”

For more information, visit the Kissimmee Fire Department’s website or follow them on Facebook.

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