By Kim Leoffler, Reporter
Final Up to date: Sunday, October 22, 2017, eight:fifty one PM EDT
DADE CITY —
Pasco County Hearth Rescue helps to create a brand new coaching technique utilizing digital actuality.
- Pasco County Hearth Rescue serving to to create VR coaching video
- Hearth Chief hopes the video will give firefighters totally different perspective
- Firefighters will be capable of use VR googles, immerse in surroundings
The division was approached by Goal Options–which that they had labored with earlier than–to create one of many first digital actuality coaching movies for firefighters throughout the nation.
Hearth Chief Scott Cassin plans for the division to make use of the video as soon as it is accomplished and hopes will probably be capable of give his staff a special perspective than typical coaching can.
“With the ability to do it nearly fairly than popping out right here and doing these full scale coaching workouts like we’re doing as we speak, which clearly take plenty of time and assets to shut down an entire metropolis block there’s rather a lot to it,” Cassin stated. “Whereas if we’re doing it nearly, we will sit on the pc and run the situations they usually all have totally different outcomes based mostly on the choices that we make.”
As soon as the video is accomplished, firefighters can both watch it on their computer systems or they will use digital actuality goggles and turn into utterly immersed within the setting.
Goal Options stated it selected a constructing in downtown Dade Metropolis to shoot the coaching video as a result of it was a two story constructing and is just like different buildings firefighters throughout the nation might should enter.
And whereas coaching like this could by no means utterly substitute arms-on coaching, Cassin stated it does permit them to simulate sure conditions which are very troublesome and dear to supply on their very own.
“It is arduous to recreate a number of the issues that we’re doing in these movies like a smoke charged room with out having to usher in lots of additional gear,” he stated.
Some Pasco County firefighters are serving as actors for the coaching video, with everybody very wanting to see the way it seems.
There’s no launch date but, however the video can be out there on the Goal Options web site.