Next to the real thing, virtual reality training is the best way to learn. VR training has been around for many years and in many forms, but generally was limited to people with deep pockets such as the military, NASA and the airline industry with use of flight simulators, for example.
Researchers at Shenandoah University believe that virtual reality is the forefront of education, not just for traditional schools, but also for training first responders.
The Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL) created three simulations to present to first responders at the Emergency Preparedness Instructional Center's public safety open house. The free event drew over 20 first responders and educators to Shenandoah's Halpin-Harrison Hall.