As wildfires increase in frequency and intensity, fire fighters are utilizing all available technology to combat these dangerous infernos and keep their crews safe.
By now, you have probably heard about new, innovative resources that are available to help instructors manage their courses and engage students in the learning process. You may have read about these resources in a recent product catalog, watched an online video showcasing how the resources work, or been given a one-on-one demonstration from your sales representative. While these resources are proven to be effective, it is hard for one to understand the benefits without trying them out or seeing how someone else uses the tools in their own course.
Dr. Chris Nollette and Randy Nugent from the Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC) at Moreno Valley College recently shared their thoughts on the benefits of using educational resources from Jones & Bartlett Learning for their EMS and Fire training programs. Check out what they had to say:
A North Carolina fire fighter has developed an app for Google Glass that he hopes will enable first responders to save time during an emergency. As a "Google Explorer," Patrick Jackson is a member of Google's Glass Explorer Program, which allows him to test the wearable technology before it goes to market. Right now, his app is geared towards assisting fire fighters in the field by displaying important information hands-free at the fire fighter's command. Relevant and timely information may include: dispatch data, location of emergency, nearest fire hydrants, etc.