Photos of the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) platform and first responders interacting with the technology. EDGE is a multiplayer, scalable, online environment that trains first responders—within a single agency or across agency, jurisdiction, or discipline—for coordinated critical incident response. The first scenario, depicted below, features an active shooter incident at a hotel.
EMS avatar kneels in front of an ambulance in the EDGE virtual training environment.
EDGE firefighter avatar sprays hose into a burning building.
EDGE law enforcement and firefighter avatars join forces to combat a burning
fire and active shooter in the virtual hotel ballroom.
EDGE firefighter avatar battles a blaze in the hotel restaurant area.
EDGE law enforcement avatar battles a suspect after a civilian avatar is shot.
EDGE EMS avatar carries a wounded civilian to the triage area outside of
Screen shot of the EDGE virtual training environment depicting the street view
of the hotel.
Screen shot of the EDGE virtual training environment depicting the hotel
Actual first responders at laptops navigating an EDGE scenario at a recent
training event in New York City.
Actual law enforcement officer uses a laptop to command an avatar during a
2013 exercise in Sacramento, California, where EDGE was piloted.
EDGE firefighter, EMS, and law enforcement avatars pose in front of
EDGE law enforcement avatars kneel with weapons drawn in
a virtual hotel hallway.
Close up shot of a laptop running an EDGE virtual training
scenario. The screen depicts the medical triage area on the
street outside of the hotel.