“Its’ all up to date. ATS always updates their stuff. It looks good, it’s straight forward and it’s quality.”
Tom Christie – 1st Assistant Chief - Stanford Heights Fire District - Serving Colonie & Niskayuna, NY
"We have been pleased with the online firefighter modules from Action Training Systems. We are currently working on Salvage & Overhaul, then we'll be heading into Fire Detection, Alarms & Communication. Since we started using this training system, we've noticed that the members who've participated in the online modules as assigned, end up having a much greater understanding of what is expected during practical sessions, and this increase in comprehension really shines through during the hands-on training."
- Dave Grant, Fire Chief - Edwardsburgh Cardinal Fire Department, Spencerville, ON
“I think your course format is great. The way it is set up you have to honestly take the course not just pencil-whip it.”
Tom Jorgensen – Deputy Chief - Findlay Fire Department - Findlay, OH
“Your computer-based training is the greatest educational purchase we’ve made to date for this department.
The materials are designed so the firefighter is mentally engaged prior to starting an instructor-led course wihich is followed by hands-on training. This system allows our volunteers a time-enriched training atmosphere. With our firefighters better prepared and more engaged. We’ve achieved outstanding training results.”
Brian Romans – Training Manager - Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department - Hubert, NC
“The (HAZMAT) videos that came out really help drive the point home by describing the containers and showing what they look like,” Tavalez said. “And they can support the instructor’s lecture or bring up topics that they may have forgotten or weren’t a part of the discussion. So the students are looking at something modern and they’re seeing modern equipment and they can relate to it a lot better that way.”
Tavalez believes that Action Training Systems was a great help. “Right now, we’re sitting at about an 80 percent pass rate for first-timers taking the test, and I definitely think the videos have a lot to do with that,” Tavalez said.
“I had eight students that came through in my last academy and all eight passed Firefighter I and six out of eight passed the HAZMAT,” Tavalez added. “None of the folks had any prior experience, so they were truly green. To go from zero to firefighter in a 20-week academy is pretty quick.”
Mike Tavalez – Training Officer - Southwest Adams County Fire District - Denver, CO