Vigil Solutions Provides VigilVanguard Driver Training Systems to the City of Boston (MA) Fire Department

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The City of Boston (MA) Fire Department had a variety of options to choose from when purchasing an all-in-one driver training solution to improve driver performance and reduce accidents involving department personnel. Among their options were standard in-class instruction, driver simulators, and on-vehicle training solutions. The department selected Vigil Solutions' VigilVanguard Driver Training System, a self-contained solution which can be installed in any fire vehicle in minutes, transforming it into a mobile training lab.

We look forward to working with the Boston Fire Department to implement this project

When purchasing an all-in-one driver training solution to improve driver performance and reduce accidents involving department personnel, the City of Boston (MA) Fire Department had a variety of options from which to choose - including standard in-class instruction, driver simulators, and on-vehicle training solutions. The department selected Vigil Solutions' VigilVanguard Driver Training System, a self-contained solution which can be installed in any fire vehicle in minutes, transforming it into a mobile training lab.

Highly-portable, VigilVanguard transforms a fire department vehicle into a mobile training platform that is more effective and less expensive than a simulator. Because it generates real-time video, graphs and other relevant data from the vehicle driven regularly by the firefighter, trainers can provide detailed, unbiased feedback that promotes positive changes in driving behavior. This is vastly different from typical driver simulation since VigilVanguard training occurs on community roads in real-world situations. It can collect data even during emergency calls so training is completely applicable to a driver's job. Drivers receive training in their vehicles while on shift; as such, vehicles are left in service, eliminating the need for attending offsite training in an overtime situation, providing savings in personnel and overall training costs.

"We look forward to working with the Boston Fire Department to implement this project," said Vigil Solutions President Mark Anderson. "Their dedication to providing outstanding training opportunities across their organization is impressive."

About Vigil Solutions

Vigil Solutions is the U.S.-based affiliate of Vigil Systems, headquartered in Australia. Based in San Diego, California, Vigil Solutions is known across industries as the leader in on-road driver training solutions. Vigil Solutions' clients around the world have successfully implemented Vigil technology and expertise to reduce accident rates and liability.

About the Boston Fire Department

Some 1,600 department personnel serve more than 500,000 people in a nearly 50 square mile area. There are 35 fire stations throughout Boston led by Roderick Fraser, Boston's Fire Commissioner.

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