Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

D4 Basketball SportsCast - 2/24/20

Gordmans expands to Mansfield location

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

Trojans top Mounties in NTL Showdown Semi-Finals

UPMC encourages heart health and offers regional services

President Bryant discusses Tyoga's future

Local students transform classroom into hydroponic lab

Change up your interior design - without breaking the bank!

Winter Fashion Clearance - Save 65%

Penn Wells to host Wedding Open House event!

Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Pets Against Lyme

Specious home in historic district, 159 Main Street

Grab's career-high 39 leads Hornets past Mansfield

There's something about Dunham's - Mystery Bonus Sale!

Program offers opportunities to travel, compete, learn & improve!

 
 
 

Emergency 101 – VR Training

MUPD equips with new virtual reality training simulations

 

by Home Page Staff - August 19, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Emergency 101, hosted by Tioga County Emergency Management Coordinator, Benton Best.

Exciting new opportunities are opening up at Mansfield University in the Public Safety Training Institute (PSTI) program, in addition to the Police Academy. According to Mansfield University Police Department Chief, Scott Henry, the Institute was created in May of 2018. Together, they have been working with a number of different agencies, individuals and groups to become the training facility it is today.

Along with police training, the institute has added EMR and EMT programs – both of which have procured outstanding results.

“Last November we had our first law enforcement EMT class, of which we had eleven students from various agencies,” said Chief Henry. “They did very well. In fact, above and beyond the national average as far as first-time. For example, this past Friday we graduated ten individuals in an EMR class. The national average is 68% for first-time going through that. We had a 90% pass rate.”

The Public Safety Training Institute is now affiliate with the National Fire Academy and Pennsylvania State Police as a training site. They are also working closely with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). To today’s date, they’ve utilized approximately 23,000 instructional hours.

The PSTI is also equipping their trainees using innovative technologies to help them address the new and emerging threats that our world is facing. One of these new systems is the virtual reality training program.

“We have looked from an institute and university standpoint, how can we advance our technological side to our educational process?” said Chief Henry. “The first technology that we’ve obtained has been the new virtual reality system. We are the first police academy…in the commonwealth, excluding the state police…none of these other academies or agencies have this technology.”

The virtual reality training system utilizes a computer, virtual reality console, sensors, controllers and headset to render a simulation of events and/or scenarios for trainees to test and practice their education. Sensors placed around a room, in conjunction with handheld controllers, measure the user’s movements and position to simulate what it would look like in real-time from a first-person perspective.

“We may cover a specific topic [in class], for example – use of force. And then we can immediately take them out of that classroom setting and down into the virtual reality room and put them in those various modules for testing and experience…it’s unbelievable.” remarked Chief Henry. “To use that resource before go into any sort of practical scenarios with these recruits, it’s a great in-between. Very exciting.”

Credits:

Idea/Concept: Benton Best

Videography: Ethan Chabala

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: Home Page Staff

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by UPMC Susquehanna, Laurel Health Centers

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Local team suffer losses in District IV basketball playoffs

February 24, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 22, 2020

 

Bluejays pull away from Wellsboro in 4th quarter in 74-65 win

February 21, 2020

 

An innovative fusion of equine activity and therapeutic exercise

February 20, 2020

 

Gordmans expands to Mansfield location

February 19, 2020

 

Mansfield suffers opening round loss in District IV playoffs

February 19, 2020

 

Welcome to your potential new home: 156 Joseph Street!

February 18, 2020

 

Snow-dusted festival brings hundreds into Wellsboro for winter activities

February 17, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 15, 2020

 

Liberty 4th quarter rally falls short in 58-57 loss

February 14, 2020

 

UPMC encourages heart health and offers regional services

February 14, 2020

 

President Bryant discusses Tyoga's future

February 13, 2020

 

Local students transform classroom into hydroponic lab

February 12, 2020

 

Change up your interior design - without breaking the bank!

February 11, 2020

 

Winter Fashion Clearance - Save 65%

February 10, 2020

 

Penn Wells to host Wedding Open House event!

February 10, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 8-9, 2020

 

Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Pets Against Lyme

February 7, 2020

 

Follow the yellow brick road - this weekend!

February 6, 2020

 

Specious home in historic district, 159 Main Street

February 5, 2020

 

Lady Tigers wins 5 of their last 6 games

February 4, 2020

 

Wellsboro secures 11th win to qualify for District 4 playoffs

February 3, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 1, 2020

 

There's something about Dunham's - Mystery Bonus Sale!

January 31, 2020

 

Program offers opportunities to travel, compete, learn & improve!

January 30, 2020

 

Wellsboro's 2nd half comeback falls short in loss

January 29, 2020

 

How to Keep the Kids Healthy This Winter

January 28, 2020

 

Mansfield's 22-point 3rd quarter not enough in 52-47 loss

January 27, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

January 25, 2020

 

You may be more gifted than you realize - how do you share?

January 24, 2020

 
 

Load More Stories