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IFE 2012 AGM and International Conference New Technologies – Friend or Foe? Paul Hancock Chief Fire Officer Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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1 IFE 2012 AGM and International Conference New Technologies – Friend or Foe? Paul Hancock Chief Fire Officer Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

2 Simulation in Training Sharing the Cheshire journey and experience

3 Cheshires Journey and Vision Started in 2007 – local and national incidents Competency of firefighters and Incident Commanders Established a Resilience Unit – Mobile Incident Commanders Assessment of command competency – in the workplace (fireground) and during selection (Vector)

4 Cheshires Journey and Vision Assessment and evaluation of what (simulation) was available and being used and what was being developed Additional research – principles and benefits of simulation Members support and financial commitment – firefighter safety Vision realised and the Incident Command Training Suite was officially opened by the Duke of Westminster on 4 June 2010

5 Suite Layout

6 Simulation - Principles and Benefits An imitation of a real-life process, usually via a computer or other technological device in order to provide a lifelike experience Proven to be a very reliable and successful method of training in thousands of industries worldwide Can be used to allow specialisation in a certain area aim is to educate and inform in an exciting and memorable way – the whole experience

7 Simulation – Principles and Benefits Has a competitive element to motivate and inspire – self confidence and command presence Experts in the field state that the rivalry between teams or individuals improves the learning experience and adds a sense of fun and drama Evaluation and feedback extremely positive – no confusion or doubt over personal performance Incredibly versatile – supervisory, middle and strategic levels, multi agency, media and business continuity

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9 The Simulation Process Arrival and briefing – plenary room Basic scenarios building up to more complex scenarios Final assessment Feedback and evaluation

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13 Arrival and briefing – plenary room Basic scenarios building up to more complex scenarios Final assessment Feedback and evaluation

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17 The Simulation Process Arrival and briefing – plenary room Basic scenarios building up to more complex scenarios Final assessment Feedback and evaluation

18 New Technologies – Friend or Foe? Questions Thank you


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