Command & control is one of the most important elements in determining
the success or failure of collaborative response in emergency situations.
CommandSim Fire: Department Edition is an interactive
multimedia software environment that assists firefighters and other emergency
response personnel in performing collaborative, hands-on training and
practice of command & control, radio communication, Incident Command
(ICS), strategy, and tactics. No other simulation system offers the combination
of simplicity, extendibility, and power.
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CommandSim Fire: Department Edition runs on a network
of computers via the Internet or LAN/WAN. One or more instructors
log in to set up the exercise and responders each log in. Once the
instructor places them “on scene,” each can navigate through
the scene independently as they role play their assignments. Instructors
can dynamically evolve the incident, which immediately updates responders’
views based on their scene locations.
You create scenarios from your own digital photos, video, and audio,
and then lay in and customize realistic smoke, fire, and vapor cloud effects,
among other possible extensions. Because CommandSim Fire: Department Edition is based
on the powerful Macromedia Flash graphics creation tool, you can make
scenarios as simple as static images or as complex as your imagination,
including realistic smoke and fire, animations, victims, and even interactive