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Edwards AFB fire extinguisher training goes virtual

The Edwards Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services recently announced that they now offer virtual reality-enabled fire extinguisher training at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The new virtual reality kits include a headset and a realistic fire extinguisher-controller aimed to provide students a realistic feel while eliminating additional fuel costs and space requirements associated with its past live-fire training kits. (Air Force video by Giancarlo Casem)

Mike Pinan, Assistant Chief for Fire Prevention, showcases the latest Edwards AFB Fire and Emergency Services' newest training tool. (Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem)

Mike Pinan, Assistant Chief for Fire Prevention, showcases the latest Edwards AFB Fire and Emergency Services' newest training tool. (Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California --

The Edwards Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services recently announced that they now offer virtual reality-enabled fire extinguisher training at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

The new virtual reality kits include a headset and a realistic fire extinguisher-controller aimed to provide students a realistic feel while eliminating additional fuel costs and space requirements associated with its past live-fire training kits.

Unit training managers and section chiefs are encouraged to call the Edwards FES Fire Prevention Team to schedule training appointments at (661) 277-3124.