Fire Department Training Simulation Software

FAQ’s

Purchasing

How much does FLAME-SIM cost?

FLAME-SIM costs $1799.00 per seat. A seat of software includes the software, a security dongle, and a controller and is equal to one user operating in the simulation. The usual first purchase of FLAME-SIM is a number of seats equal to the number of companies/apparatus in a department’s first confirmed alarm.


Are there licensing costs for FLAME-SIM?

No, there are no licensing fees charged for FLAME-SIM. When you purchase the software that version is yours to use without limitation.

System Requirements

What does this application run on?

FLAME-SIM is a PC based application and requires a PC for each user in the environment.

As you interact and react to FLAME-SIM’s real-time dynamic environment, the simulation software is doing a lot of work behind the scenes! The minimum specifications required to run the software are listed below. If you have a question or concern regarding the system specifications of your computer, please call us at (877) FLAME01 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

  • 2.66 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
  • Windows XP Professional (SP2); Windows Vista Business or higher; Windows 7 Professional or higher.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • Video Card: 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 or better (must have at least 512MB of dedicated RAM on the graphics card).
  • 2 active USB ports (Controller and Security Dongle).
  • DVD drive.
  • LAN connectivity between stations for multi-users (100 MB connection).
  • A minimum of 6 GB of storage space on the hard drive.

Multi-User Environment

How many users can operate in the same environment?

FLAME-SIM can accommodate up to sixteen individuals operating in the same environment with up to 20 additional computer controlled characters. The users in the scenario must act as command on scene as computer controlled characters will only execute orders; they will not give orders.

How do the PC’s communicate with each other in multi-user scenarios?

The PC’s communicate with each other over a LAN. Bandwidth is easily accommodated with a 100Mb switch/connection.

Training

Does FLAME-SIM teach us how to fight a fire?

FLAME-SIM was designed to give firefighters a virtual environment in which to train using their own department’s procedures. While FLAME-SIM does track 59 actions, orders and reports derived from the NFPA standards, the intention of the software is to allow the Chief and Training Officer the ability to train their departments’ procedures on the fireground.