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VR Enabled Training with FLAIM Trainer® – Get more from firefighting training programs and scenarios – and extend training into scenarios that can’t be trained using real world systems and environments.

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FLAIM Trainer™ – Training Advantages

FLAIM Trainer™ provides firefighters the capacity to train situations and scenarios that are :

  • Inherently unsafe and difficult to reproduce.
  • No longer possible due to environmental, community and regulatory constraints.
  • Incur significant training cost in time, people and assets.

Ultimate Realism

FLAIM Trainer™ places firefighters in the most realistic training scenario available by utilising several customised elements :

  • Head Mounted Display: Breathing apparatus kit incorporates a head mounted VR display
  • Branch Nozzle: Industry Standard Hose-line system and encapsulating hose and branch/nozzle
  • Protective Clothing: Industry Standard personal protective clothing with heat generation components

Flaim Trainer Options

We have a range of options available for FLAIM Trainer® including:

  • Hose reels providing higher jet reaction force for larger hose applications,
    adaptation to your specific protective clothing and branch/AR training solutions.
  • Home Invasions
  • Real time performance data visualisation, data capture and analytics.
  • Integration to your broader learning and training ecosystems.

Immersive VR combined with a patented haptics feedback system and real equipment provides a unique emergency services training experience.

FLAIM Extinguisher™ – The future of fire safety training for first and initial responders

Proper skills and early response to fire saves lives :

  • FLAIM Extinguisher immerses trainees in virtual reality, delivering a realistic simulation of a range of fire events to efficiently train first responders.
  • Immersive Simulation: Delivering a physical world training solution in a safe, controlled virtual environment
  • Multi-Sensory: Integrated physical interfaces to deliver the “Feels so Real” virtual training experience
  • Virtual Environments: High fidelity virtual experiences with a continuously expanding portfolio of scenarios
  • Fire Science: Proprietary algorithmic modelling delivers real fire behaviour in a virtual environment
  • Biometric Performance: Statistical learning outcome analysis to generate data driven decision making
  • Live Feed: Real time data capture, analysis and training outcome feedback

Explore different environments. See FLAIM Extinguisher in action

A realistic training system that can put you into dangerous environments safely. The haptic feedback is realistic and adds to the experience.

Rob H.

Case Studies

London (CNN Business)

Australia has been devastated by its worst bushfires in decades. More than 2.3 million hectares have been burned, and around half a billion animals may have been affected. Scientists say climate change made them more intense, and a similar effect has been observed in California.

As these disasters become more frequent, firefighters are turning to new technology to help tackle them. Some fire departments in Australia and the United States have started using virtual reality (VR) to train firefighters.

Australia-based FLAIM Systems has built a VR training simulator for firefighters. Wearing a headset, trainees are immersed in real-life scenarios that can be too dangerous to reproduce in the real world. “The whole point of VR is that we can put people in a traditionally dangerous situation, let people make decisions, and let p eople make mistakes,” James Mullins, founder and CEO of FLAIM Systems, told CNN Business.

The VR technology produces realistic renders of smoke, fire, water and fire-extinguishing foam in several different scenarios, such as a house fire, an aircraft fire or wildfire.

The FLAIM Systems simulator recreates the whole experience, from the visual scenario to the likely temperature.

Trainees wear a heat suit that replicates the likely temperature in each scenario, controlled by software that determines the proximity and orientation to the fire and how that would affect the individual.
“We can heat a firefighter up to 100 degrees Celsius or so, roughly,” says Mullin, but only for short timeframes. He adds tha t they can also replicate the force felt from the hose, and simultaneously measure the heart and respiration rate of the trainee.

The company was launched in 2017 by Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, where Mullins is an associate professor. In the two years since then, it has grown from a two-man team to 18 people and now distributes to firefighting training providers in 16 countries worldwide — including Australia, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and the United States.

In 2019, FLAIM Systems was named startup of the year by the Australian Information Industry  Association, a body representing the country’s technology industry.

Last year, Australia’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) piloted the training system, and though it has yet to be approved for wider use, Greg Paterson, CFA’s deputy chief officer, told CNN Business that it could be valuable in remote areas of the country.

It could be particularly useful in a bushfire context, he adds. “The ability to provide exposure to dangerous bushfire conditions allows volunteers to immerse themselves in realistic scenarios they would not normally be exposed to during training,” says Paterson.

California Trials

In October 2019, the Cosumnes Fire Department in California, teamed up with VR developers RiVR and Pico Interactive, to create its own training system for 20 new recruits. The trial was successful, and the department will continue to use VR in its training program.

“It allows them to experience first hand the unique challenges with communication, limited visibility and come face to face w ith the flames in fire situations that they most certainly will encounter during their firefighting career,” said fire department captain Julie Rider.

An experienced firefighter herself, Rider said that she was impressed by how lifelike the VR scenario was.
“I could feel my heart rate climb as I looked around the room, seeing where the fire started, watching the rapid rate of fire spread,” she said. “It was amazing to experience the inherent risk, extreme danger and fire intensity without feeling any of the dangerous effects from the fire.”

Environmental Impact

Using VR technology also reduces the environmental impact of firefighter training. Traditional training releases smoke and po llutants into the atmosphere from burning substances, affecting the surrounding air quality.

It also requires a lot of water, which can be problematic in a country like Australia, where many areas suffer from severe drought conditions.

Chemicals from the foam typically used by firefighters can have health side effects, with the runoff contaminating surrounding soil and water. This has led some states in Australia to ban the use
of this foam except in essential circumstances.

“Our technology enables people to train without discharging foam into the environment, without creating smoke, or using water,” said Mullins.

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Contact our team to discuss which FLAIM Trainer® solution is right for you. To help our customer get the most from FLAIM Trainer® there are a range of services available from FLAIM Systems.

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