Big Bear Lake Fire Department to Purchase a Driving Simulator

Interim Fire Chief Mark Mills of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District announced Friday that it was awarded an Assistance to Firefighters grant to purchase a driving simulator. The cost of the equipment is over $216,000 and will also be available to the Big Bear City Fire Department, the San Bernardino County Fire Department, and the U.S. Forest Service. The simulator duplicates real-world traffic environments and is designed to elicit decision-making that reflects the wide range of situations facing our firefighters every day. The training is significant, because on a national level, vehicle crashes cause more firefighter deaths than fires.

Interim Fire Chief Mark Mills of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District announced Friday that it was awarded an Assistance to Firefighters grant to purchase a driving simulator. The cost of the equipment is over $216,000 and will also be available to the Big Bear City Fire Department, the San Bernardino County Fire Department, and the U.S. Forest Service. The simulator duplicates real-world traffic environments and is designed to elicit decision-making that reflects the wide range of situations facing our firefighters every day. The training is significant, because on a national level, vehicle crashes cause more firefighter deaths than fires.

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