The Paraná Fire Department in Brazil is the first firefighting service in Latina America to introduce FLAIM Trainer.
Acquired for use with help from the Government of the State of Paraná, the intention is to promote regional training caravans across the state, reaching the whole corporation of 3,200 professionals, rather than just those that can access the Fire Fighting Laboratory of the Superior School of Firefighters, in Curitiba.
We can train in a variety of scenarios without having actual fire. It is something very important to monitor the firefighter’s behaviour … even the body heat changes as the soldier gets closer to the fire.
Colonel Gerson Gross
Commander-General of the Fire Brigade
Speaking at the launch, Governor Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior said the launch of FLAIM Trainer was a boost for society and will enable the Paraná Fire Department to significantly improve training.
Paraná’s firefighters have historically been ahead of their time. A modern, innovative institution that will be able to improve training with the use of a virtual reality simulator. This means more improved training and an even better service that will be delivered to society.
Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior
Governor, State of Paraná
Chief of the Fire Department’s Education and Instruction Center, Major Eduardo Slomp, said FLAIM Trainer makes it possible to perform exercises – that would normally depend on high logistical and financial demands instantly – and with considerable turnover of students.
This is innovative equipment. It will help a lot of our firefighters to perfect their firefighting technique.
Major Eduardo Slomp
Chief of the Fire Department’s Education and Instruction Center
Thanks to the Paraná State News Agency for their coverage and interviews with those involved. You can see their news article in Portugese here.
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