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NYU Researchers, Major Urban Fire Departments Build Game-Based Residential Fire Simulation Training
Working with five major urban fire departments, a team from New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering is building new knowledge on modern residential fire-fighting into game-based online simulations with an engaging, dynamic format.
Homeland Security Today US | October 27, 2015
NYU-Poly keeps fire departments informed with ALIVE
To help protect the individuals who protect us, a team of researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, in conjunction with the New York City Fire Department, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Bloomington Fire Department, has developed an interactive game-like training tool called Advanced Learning through Integrated Visual Environments.
NYU - Washington Square News | November 8, 2013
NYU-Poly introduces free online firefighter training
The Polytechnic Institute of New York University has introduced a free online training tool on emerging risks for firefighters.
UPI.com | October 16, 2013
New Training Tool Helps Firefighters Stay ALIVE
NYU-Poly Researchers Join Government and Fire Departments to Develop Free Game-Based Online Education for Newly Emerging Risks
NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering Press Room | October 15, 2013
New Web-Based Firefighter Training is ALIVE
While there’s no substitute for classroom and hands-on training for firefighters, sometimes that’s just not feasible given scheduling and financial constraints.
Firehouse.com News | July 26, 2013
New Accessible Training Program Designed to Keep Firefighters ALIVE
“Fire doesn’t recognize the difference between full-time and volunteer – we have to be prepared,” says Fire Chief Ulysses (Ulie) Seal of the Bloomington (MN) Fire Department. Unfortunately, lack of sufficient knowledge and up-to-date training is a very real hurdle that results in many preventable firefighter injuries and fatalities each year.
National Volunteer Fire Council | July 26, 2013
ALIVE Training Tool Is a Game Changer
With the support from Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, NYU-Poly and NIST, in collaboration with the FDNY, conducted a study of wind-driven fire dynamics in high-rise structures.
Firefighter Nation | July 17, 2013
Inside UAE's superlab: the ideas hothouse forcing innovation
Who will design the next iPad or create a successor to the Google search engine? The answer may lie in a laboratory at New York University Abu Dhabi, where a new generation of students are finding out if they have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most brilliant minds.
The National | January 23, 2013
Society of Engineers launches UAE-EDC
The group, which currently comprises 15 higher education institutions, has been meeting informally since 2011 and today became an official entity under the Society of Engineers UAE organization.
Khaleej Times | October 11, 2012
Learning to Fight the Modern Fire in a Modern Way
Until this week, revolutionary fire-fighting research faced a hurdle higher than the scientific discoveries themselves: How to inform the nation’s 1.1 million firefighters – 70 percent of whom are part-time volunteers – about techniques that should replace decades-old practices?
NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering Press Room | October 9, 2012
Engineers Help Fight Wind-Fanned Flames
When a fire breaks out, members of the fire service do whatever it takes to put out the blaze and usher the victims to safety. While they are highly trained professionals with state-of-the-art gear, one still wonders, “Who has their backs?”
ASME - Newsletter | September 1, 2011
Gadgets of the future pitched
Imagine sipping on a cappuccino at a cafe when suddenly you meet someone from another country. You are intrigued by the other person - his life, experiences, interests. But language is proving to be a barrier. What if you could just whip out your phone, type in your message and have it translated into one universal language - pictures?
The National | April 17, 2011
NYU Abu Dhabi Will Experiment With Interdisciplinary Programs
In 2010, New York University will welcome the first students to its new Abu Dhabi campus in the United Arab Emirates. The campus will offer a full liberal arts program, including science and engineering degrees.
Chemical and Engineering News | March 23, 2009
Fire Officials Tackle Challenges of High-Rise Blazes
In the smoky caldron of a high-rise fire, it is the firefighter’s worst nightmare: a door left ajar, a window that suddenly breaks under intense heat and a blast of wind.
The New York Times | February 28, 2008