Virtual Training Component

Virtual Training Component

Virtual Training Component Product Image

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Virtual Training Component is to find faster, better, and less expensive ways of delivering information that keeps students engaged in the learning process.

The core of the Virtual Training Component coordinates a variety of technologies, including video game systems, online communities such as the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. SL TrainingCenter on Second Life and the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Network, video communication tools, and the U.S.N.S.T.A. Training Resource Center.

ABILITIES

The Virtual Training Component offers the user a variety of capabilities including: Meeting Spaces forconferencing and table top exercises; Training Methods for groundwork development and maintaining perishable skills; Support Elements for content management and student assistance; and Evaluation Tools for live distance monitoring and testing and assessment.

MEETING SPACE

Due to travel costs and schedule conflicts, top level Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructors traditionally have only been able to meet all in one place to discuss training issues once a year at the annual U.S.N.S.T.A. TacticalTraining Seminar. Second Life provides a meeting space for Conferencing and Table Top Exercises where people can attend from any location with internet access. Now, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructors can meet at the Controlled F.O.R.C.E.SL Training Center no matter where they are in the world and discuss the latest trends and problems faced byfirst responders.

TRAINING METHOD

The largest expense in the cost breakdown of training is travel. With the Virtual Training Component, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructors can deliver Groundwork Development content from remote locations. By harnessing the power of internet video communication technology, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. can give students thebenefit of learning from multiple instructors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with only the cost of one onsite instructor, or potentially even no on-site instructors.

Furthermore, if a student in class has a question about a subject that requires the attention of a SME, the instructor can instantly place a video call to the training office and the student's question is addressed in real time. The student can engage the SME with follow up questions and the SME can gauge the student’s reaction to responses for more efficient instruction. Nothing is lost in interpretation, and no time is wasted.

SUPPORT ELEMENT

The Virtual Training Component of Controlled F.O.R.C.E. ties together a variety of elements designed to provide the student with prolonged support and continued learning opportunities. Since users have varying levels of computer access and proficiency, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. provides guides who are trained to assist users in finding the information they need. These guides, such as C FORCE US ABBY pictured below, can help users look up content on the U.S.N.S.T.A. Training Resource Center, get information in the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. SL Training Center, interact with other users on the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Network, or utilize other resources available online. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Support Associate C FORCE US ABBY is ready to help students find theinformation and resources they need, and keep them engaged in the processThe unique benefit of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. SL Training Center is that the user and the guides operate avatars to interact with each other. Not only can you see C FORCE US ABBY as an avatar on the screen, but she can see you, or any audience, live via built in camera systems. The use of avatars is important because it helps the student remain engaged during the information gathering / knowledge building process. Users can interact directly with C FORCE US ABBY, who represents an actual Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Support Associate named Abby, instead of just speaking with an anonymous “voice” at the other end of a telephone line.

EVALUATION TOOL

Long term sustainment is a crucial factor of any training program. Not only can sustainment be costly as far as necessary re-certification fees, but failure to sustain a program once it is in place can have damaging liability consequences, not to mention being a total waste of the initial investment into a program.

RATIONALE

The two most constricting factors of a training program are time and money. Since the first U.S.N.S.T.A. Conference 12 years ago, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. has been studying and improving ways to reduce the amount of time and cost of delivering information necessary to the development of our nation’s first responders. The latest video game and internet technology allows us to do this more effectively than any delivery method we have researched so far. The Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Virtual Training Component offers:

  • Ease of Access (Second Life and Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Network are free to join)
  • Ease of Use (Support Team is standing by to assist with any issues)
  • Reduced Travel (minimizes or eliminates travel costs of students and instructors)
  • Maximized Training Time (live training with instructor can focus on hands-on critical lessons)
  • Maximized Student Involvement (increases enthusiasm and connection to content)
  • Return on Investment - ROI (multiplies training dollar value – “more bang for your buck”)

Administrators are looking for ways to move their organizations forward while maintaining current expense levels. Virtual training can drive the ROI on all staff development needed to support operations. Rather thanspending time and money on travel and days off for training, virtualization allows you to take full advantage of time allotted for training. Virtual training touches all parts of the staff development process: conferencing, training, interaction with SMEs, support resources, testing and assessment, and quality control.Imagine if the U.S.N.S.T.A. Tactical Training Seminar in Las Vegaswas accessible online to every First Responder in the nation.

Expand for more details on this Product

L.E.O. - Next Generation Fighting Light System

Product From Tact-Out Industries

The ability to use light to your advantage in a fight, not just in the dark but even lit environments, has arrived. Tact-Out provides a whole new level of concealment at the speed of light. The dual purpose next generation fighting light system - the "L.E.O." - is one of the most complete fighting light system available. 

Get Info Now

M4 Carbine with Movable Stock Flat Top - Replica

Product From Ring's Mfg. (Blueguns)

The challenge of providing realistic training safety for armed police officers has been addressed by Ring's Manufacturing by producing over 400 models of "Blueguns" and accessories. These firearms training aids are molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate them from live weapons.

Get Info Now

Pat-Down Props

Product From SETCAN

Setcan® New Exclusive Product

Pat-Down Props - 16 Piece Prop Kit for Search Training

  • "Plain feel" like the real deal without the associated hazards.
  • Pat-Down Propsª are compact, concealable replicas that are non-functional and safe to use in training where real weapons and contraband are generally not permitted.
Get Info Now

7.62 x 39 SureStrike Adapter

Product From Laser Ammo Ltd.

Use an adapter ring to convert your standard 9mm SureStrike into a 7.62 x 39 cartridge. Simply thread the caliber adapter ring onto the SureStrike cartridge and you are good to go! No tools needed. 

Get Info Now

irHeadband

Product From IRTACTICAL

Officers can now more sensor coverage with the irTactical system through the irHeadband. This lightweight and easy to clean device wirelessly connects with the irTactical system and offers even more realistic training. The irHeadband is adjustable and fits on most heads, plus it can be worn over most hats and helmets. Officers can wear it with the irVest, a MOLLE style sensing vest for the torso, or opt to wear the headband only. 

Get Info Now

.380 SureStrike Cartridge

Product From Laser Ammo Ltd.

The SureStrike cartridge is the central element of the SureStrike dry fire training system. The cartridge fits directly in the firearms chamber and is activated by the impact of the firing pin to emit an eye safe laser pulse simulating the point of impact. A chamber based cartridge eliminates the possibility of loading live ammo behind it and damaging your firearm. The SureStrike cartridge works with simple reflective targets, interactive targets or can be programed to work with a variety of simulators. Cartridges are warrantied for 5000 shots. The cartridge comes with 3 reflective targets, user guide, and battery pack. Cartridges can be modified into other popular 

Get Info Now

10mm SureStrike Adapter Ring

Product From Laser Ammo Ltd.

Use an adapter ring to convert your standard 9mm SureStrike into a 10mm round for dry fire training. Simply thread the caliber adapter ring onto the SureStrike cartridge and you are good to go! No tools needed. All adapter rings require a safety nut and safety pipe for semi-auto calibers

Get Info Now

Mobile Examiner Trainnig Certification Program

Product From Cellebrite

Cellebrite, the leading developer and provider of mobile forensic solutions, today announced the launch of a new training and certification program. The new program delivers a higher quality, standardized mobile forensics training curriculum, culminating in a formal Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME) credential. The program empowers mobile forensic, investigative, and intelligence professionals in law enforcement, military, and corporate environments to employ mobile forensics best practices in their everyday work, and when applicable, to defend their practices with confidence in a court of law.

Get Info Now

Low Roll Training Simulator

Product From Defense Technology, a part of The Safariland Group

The Defense Technology brand announced today the release of the new Low Roll Training Simulator – a training tool with a pneumatic fuze, designed to replicate their live Low Roll Distraction Device

Get Info Now

Training Grip

Product From DoubleTap Defense LLC

DoubleTap Defense, a firearms design and manufacturing company, announce a new comfortable, slip-on grip for the DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol. The new Training Grip provides users with a more positive and comfortable range exercise experience while training with their DoubleTap pistols.

Get Info Now