Georgian introduces mixed reality simulation for firefighter training

Georgian College is using a new mixed reality simulation to train firefighters. Firefighting trainees will don virtual reality glasses to take part in a simulation that is augmented by physical objects such as a fire hose, thermal imaging camera, and vest that heats up as users approach a fire. The simulator will provide a safer training ground for students and give them an opportunity to complete some of their training without the risk of burns. “It’s really valuable for developing muscle memory, for knowledge of procedural tasks, so that fire students have a good solid foundation before they go to real fire practice,” said Georgian Immersive Technology Manager Rob Theriault. Georgian is reportedly the first college in Canada to test this technology. CTV News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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