To help fire departments meet their complex training needs, the New York University (NYU) Fire Research Group created Advanced Learning through Interactive Visual Environments (ALIVE). ALIVE is a web-based system free for all fire departments and firefighters.
Fire departments face many challenges creating good training programs: they must find, train and retain good instructors; develop effective training and exercise modules; and test for impact. Repetition is important with training so these criteria must be met over and over. It is expensive and taxing to departments and personnel.
NYU’s training meets these criteria. ALIVE recently added to their previous offerings of Lightweight Structures, Wind-Driven High-Rise Fires, and Modern Fire Dynamics.
Newly released modules include:
- Residential Fires.
- Fire Scenarios.
- Improving Cardiovascular Health.
- Wildland Fires (beta version).
Firefighters and departments can access training modules by visiting the NYU Fire Research Group’s site or downloading the iOS/Android apps on mobile devices. Fire departments interested in offering ALIVE training to their members can register by emailing the NYU Fire Research Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.