Links Worth Sharing
By James Pickard
Here are some links to great video games that capture the feel of being an emergency responder. Be prepared!
In Real Heroes: Firefighter, the player steps in the soon to be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan fire station. “Thinking Fire” technology makes the blazes seem almost alive. Master the firefighting tools and techniques!
The single or multi player game Emergency 2012 lets you command a range of emergency resources including fire trucks, helicopters, cranes and more. Enjo realistic day/night effects, weather conditions through 12 thrilling missions including disasters, accidents and more.
The Holmatro Rescue Game is free and has amazing 3d graphics. Besides the fun elements, the game is based on a team approach, a method used by rescuers worldwide. It offers realistic training scenario, keeping in mind all the steps of well-coordinated extrication. Try your hand fulfilling the extrication within the 20 minutes time frame.
Emergency Disaster Rescue Squad is a Nintendo DA game that teaches how to handle disasters from the emergency personnel side. One of the most outstanding lessons is to make the environment secure before sending in medical personnel. Graphics are realistic with everything from the buildings to the fires. If you have a weak stomach keep that in mind!
In Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, Dusty joins forces with an elite crew of fire fighting aircraft and a lively bunch of all terrain vehicles known as the Smokejumpers to save the national park. You work together to battle massive wildfires and learn what it takes to become a true hero.