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Posted on: August 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Fire Safety Virtual Reality Launch Event

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Madison Fire and Rescue teams up with Insanity Complex and Chick-Fil-A to launch their new Virtual Reality education platform. This Friday starting at 5 pm at the Insanity Complex in Madison, a $22 ticket will include unlimited rollerskating, mini-golf, laser tag and $10 in arcade tokens, as well as a meal from Chick-fil-A. A portion of proceeds from the event will go directly towards the VR education program. 

After months of planning and production, "We want to deliver a new way of teaching fire safety that engages both the children and parents. We are thrilled to officially launch the VR program to our community. As a parent myself, I know kids gravitate towards digital learning. This provides an environment that grabs everyone's attention, while learning the most important rules of fire safety," says Michael Sedlacek, Madison Fire's Captain of Community Relations.   

Madison Fire and Rescue's C.R.R.U (Community Risk Reduction Unit) is paving the way for safety education in the United States by introducing Virtual Reality as a fire safety tool, one of the first fire departments in the country to do so. The program steps the user through different scenarios, catering towards their home type (single story, multi-level, apartment, etc.) with a virtual experience that goes far and beyond general video games. "We appreciate the community partners that have supported this endeavor so far, and are excited to get feedback from families at this fun event," says Sedlacek. The Insanity Complex will also host live music and a Karaoke contest during the fundraising fun.

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