The level of realism in Live Training is constrained due to safety regulations, which is a good thing: nobody wants injuries or casualties during training. The downside of these regulations is a great deal of overhead though.Implement REDSUIT as a parallel course next to Live Training mixing both types of training. Track trainee performance provided by REDSUIT in a Learning Management System and benefit the most.
Similar to what is found in the military domain: complex operational environments can present significant demands, which threaten the successful completion of mission requirements.
Such demands may include information overload, multiple high-priority tasks, and increased time pressures."The hardest thing is to train a firefighter to know that they're overwhelmed. They are trained to feel like they can handle it. It's a rude awakening to recognize your own mortality, but we've got to."
RE-liON REDSUIT is based on virtual reality technology. Depending on your requirements, it provides the capability to train single or multiple trainees (team) at the same time in the same scenario. Training goals can be both technical (e.g. handling the fire nozzle) and/or procedural.
And all of that without the overhead burden in planning and logistics.
REDSUIT -alone- is not the solution. However, by adding REDSUIT to your toolbox, you maximize training results. Depending on your training goals, you choose the best tool from your toolbox.
During and after each training, detailed recordings of performance are available immediately, from every angle. This changes the review in a positive way from if something happened to why something happened. By reviewing and discussing tactical manoeuvres, team members get a better understanding of what is required for good team work. This is the precision part in 'speed & precision'.
Archiving AAR's allows you to use the files as a library to extract lessons identified and consolidate them in updated doctrines closing the loop on improvement of your training curriculum.
Read this paper for more details:
- The effect of immediate feedback and after-action reviews (AARs) on learning, retention and transfer (PDF)
Working with virtual terrains and scenarios only for computer specialists
Think again. The Scenario Development Station (SDS), which is a standard part of REDSUIT, enables specialists in training however without a degree in computer science or geo-information to work with virtual terrains and develop the scenarios that you need. Sketching a relatively simple building in 3D only takes 15 minutes.
REDSUIT is in continuous development.