All fire safety scenarios are represented in photorealistic 3D visuals in Augmented Reality that allow trainees to learn about fire safety in an immersive environment without any risk to themselves or others. The rendering is extremely realistic and is based on input from fire safety professionals. Users are able to move freely around the equipment and can inspect it from every angle.
Trainees use the camera on their phone to experience life-size fire starters in their own homes or office. The AR simulator projects them into a tense situation comparable to what they would experience when facing a fire emergency in real life, with the stressful sound of the fire alarm and a timer requiring them to extinguish the developing fire in a limited time. Warnings are displayed when the trainee does not keep a safe distance, helping them to avoid fire related injuries. Trainees can practice hands-on training for up to 20 hours until they pass the challenge.
The four scenarios present different situations one could encounter at work, and include typical objects and a variety of flammable materials.
Training Scenario 1
A fire breaks out in a wastepaper basket where cigarette butts and a bottle of combustible liquids have been carelessly thrown. This scenario features the "A" type of fire, which occurs with ordinary combustibles.
Training Scenario 2
This time, the fire breaks out in an office due to an overloaded electrical outlet that is powering a heater, a kettle, a coffee machine and a cell phone. The trainee will learn how to use the proper fire extinguisher for Class B fires. They should also learn that piling too many outlets on the same socket is not advisable.
Training Scenario 3
This scenario presents a case in which a fire occurs in an electrical cabinet due to a damaged outlet. The combustion of the cables produces black smoke due to their plastic sheaths. This scenario features the "C" type of fire, teaching trainees that they should never use water to put out an electrical fire.
Training Scenario 4
In this scenario, the fire breaks out inside a gas furnace. Trainees must not only prevent the fire from spreading, but should also remember to shut off the gas supply. If they make the wrong choice, they will see the devastating consequences as the furnace explodes before their eyes.