Aim: Presentation of the preliminary results and assumptions of the scientific and research project entitled “Development of advanced training positions to increase the effectiveness of KSRG rescuers”.
Introduction: The article describes factual assumptions as well as the status of the scientific and research project entitled “Development of advanced training positions to increase the effectiveness of KSRG rescuers” realised under the contract No. 0001/ID3/2011/ 01 dated 2011.12.28 and financed by the National Centre for Research and Development.
Conclusions: This paper presents design and implementation of the elements of the fire truck simulator. The simulator was prepared using the original elements of vehicle cabin. Virtual Battlespace Simulator (VBS2) was used to prepare virtual scenarios. The article shows the idea and design of the driving simulator integrated with the virtual simulation environment. This environment can support the training process of KSRG driver-officers (National System for Rescue and Fire-fighting). The solutions allow to construct freely the scenarios of typical and emergency situations taking into account diversity of territories where the activities are carried, objects, conditions related to the time of the year and day as well as the behavior of other computer-controlled virtual scenario participants.
Relevance in practice: The simulator is an independent and mobile station training which takes advantage of original elements of driver’s equipment as well as advanced virtual simulation environment. Due to variations in conducting computer-assisted exercises, the authors presented the key elements affecting the safety of travel to the place of fire and rescue operations. The publication shows exemplary patterns of exercise organization showing the roles of elements based on the scenario library and possible interference of an instructor in used scenarios. The article submits the most important properties of virtual simulators in the context of their application in training. At the end of this paper the authors showed examples of applications of visual systems to create software with VBS2 simulator
Keywords: drivers training, simulator, virtual simulation, VBS2
Type of article: short scientific report