Accession Number : ADA295789

Title :   Computer-Supported Simulation at the National Fire Academy. Lessons Learned for Incident Command Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-Oct 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Mirabella, Angelo ; Macpherson, Douglas

PDF Url : ADA295789

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) and the National Fire Academy (NFA) are pursuing a joint effort to transfer training and training development technology from the U.S. Army to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The goal of the effort is to enhance emergency management training through computer-supported simulation. The Army's research on simulation-based unit training and tactical decision making can benefit NFA. This report summarizes results of an initial effort to transfer Army experience to the Academy. The report describes NFA simulation methodology as a baseline from which future upgrades will be made and recommends ways to introduce computer-aiding to support management of simulation exercises and performance assessment. The recommendations address the near-term goal of introducing computer-supported simulations at the NFA campus and the long-range goal of distributing simulation nationwide. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *JOB TRAINING, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *FIRE FIGHTING, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, METHODOLOGY, TEST BEDS, LESSONS LEARNED, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, FIRES, ARMY, TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE