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  • Fire Truck Driving Simulator

    Has anyone had luck getting a Fire Truck Simulator through AFG? Did you do it as a regional project or your department with use being available to others? Was it stationary or mobile? If you have been successful please contact me [email protected]. I welcome pros and cons to this idea too. Thanks

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    Driving simulator

    I know the City of Buffalo NY just was awarded a grant for one but don't know details. Their award was over $320,000.00. Here is link to local article - http://www.buffalonews.com/city/comm...icle319422.ece

    Maybe you could try to contact someone in the department for more info. Good luck!
    Last edited by mrosen23; 01-25-2011, 10:39 AM. Reason: Typo

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    • #3
      I have seen that. I was looking to see if I could find a smaller dept that had gotten one. I know a dept in Wisconsin had gotten one but I cant remember the name of the dept.

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      • #4
        Won't happen because of cost-benefit for a smaller department unless it's a regional to mimic the numbers of a large/huge department with a lot of historical costs on driver training.

        And since they aren't mobile units they may not allow them in a regional unless like live burn trailers it's tied to certified instruction class funding that's included in the app.
        Brian P. Vickers
        CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
        FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
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        • #5
          Driver Trainer

          City of Portland Maine was awarded one in the past couple of years. When they are not using it the trainer is loaned out to surrounding departments.
          "There's no such thing as a bad day,
          Some are just better than others." JFR 1914-1997

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          • #6
            There is a trailer mounted unit at St. Cloud Technical & Community College in MN. Tried it out at Mn chiefs show last fall. Very slick. Great way to throw in problems , blow tire, slick roads etc.

            http://www.mpri.com/driver/firesim.html

            http://www.doronprecision.com/460fs.html
            Last edited by neiowa; 01-27-2011, 12:20 PM.

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            • #7
              We have a trailer mounted one here in Kentucky that has three simulators in it. Also pretty lucky that the rural law enforcement center in town has one and lets us use it when no classes are scheduled.

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