Using the iPad

Starting the application

The instructor tablet is an Apple iPad. the iPad is the main interface for controlling all aspects of the simulation after initial hardware setup.Screen_Shot_2022-02-17_at_13.23.36.png

Figure 1: Instructor iPad home screen

If the iPad shows anything else please close any open application.

How to close Apps on iPads with a home button

  1. Double click the Home button to show your most recently used apps.
  2. Swipe right or left in the App Switcher gallery to find the app you want to close.
  3. Swipe up on the app's preview card to close the app.

How to close Apps on iPads with no home button

On iPads without a Home button a whole different set of gestures are used, one of which involves the App switcher and the way open apps are found and closed

  1. On the home screen of the iPad, or while in an app, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause for a moment while still pressing the screen, then let go when the App switcher appears.
  2. Now swipe left and right through the rows of app cards to find the app you want to close.
  3. Use a quick swipe upwards to close the app.

Training Sessions

Running the FLAIM Trainer iPad app should take you to the welcome screen.Screen_Shot_2022-02-17_at_13.54.49.png

Figure 2: Welcome Screen

Starting a New Session

Tap on New Session to start a training session with a new trainee. You can also come here by tapping on New Session at any time.Screen_Shot_2022-02-17_at_13.58.57.png

Figure 3: Trainee Details Screen

Complete the form with the trainee's details. This includes name, email and organisation ID (e.g., Fire Brigade). Tap on Start Simulation when finished.


The warning will pop up if this is a new trainee and you should read and explain it before tapping on Accept  to proceed if all is okay. Screen_Shot_2022-02-17_at_14.05.18.png

Figure 4: Warning

Selecting and Launching a Scenario

The Trainer Simulation Screen is used to control the trainee's experience. Launching scenarios, enabling heat, and enabling teleport are all controlled within the screen.Screen_Shot_2022-02-17_at_14.10.05.png

Figure 5: Trainer Simulation Screen

The instructor should first tap on the Environment dropdown menu and select an environment.

This will populate the Scenario dropdown menu with the scenarios available in that environment. Tap on a scenario to select it.

Then tap on Run  to launch the selected Scenario.

To end the current scenario tap on Stop  The scenario may also be paused at any time.

Selecting Difficulty

Instructors may change scenario difficulty by tapping on the desired difficulty setting. The default (and recommended) setting is Normal.

Teleport Mode

You may toggle teleport on/off as desired. For safety the default setting is Off

Heat Vest Mode

The heat vest can be toggled on/off as desired


Figure 6: Select Teleport and Heat Vest Mode 

Pump Pressure

Pump pressure and by extension, hose force can be controlled by the Pump Pressure. Default pump pressures are 400kPa, 550kPa and 700kPa.
Note: When 900kPa is selected there is significant force applied to the user and this setting should not be used for more than a few minutes. The hose reel system is not designed for long duration operation at 700kPa.

Suppressant Type

Instructors can change the suppressant type at any time while a scenario is running. Default automatically selects the recommended starting suppressant type for a scenario. 


Figure 7: Select Pump Pressure and Suppressant Type

Runtime Analysis Sidebar

The instructor can monitor runtime statistics such as fire intensity, a trainee's air and water usage, and attack time via the sidebar.


Figure 8: Runtime Analysis

Biometric Feedback

If the Rhythm Armband Heart Rate Monitor is being used the instructor can monitor biofeedback such as heart rate (BPM) respiration rate and lung demand valve by tapping on the Biometrics button.Screen_Shot_2022-02-17_at_14.56.36.png

Figure 9: Biometric Feedback

Battery Feedback

The heading bar in the top right contains status lights for Headset Cables, Nozzle Functions, SCBA battery and Nozzle Puck.


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