Savannah Tech Shows Off Firearms Simulator - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

02/28/06

Savannah Tech Shows Off Firearms Simulator

There's a new tool to help officers in the Coastal Empire combat crime. It's called the Firearms Training System, FATS for short. The program simulates scenarios which can change at the press of a button.

Each scenario is different and calls for officers to make quick decisions that, out in the field, could mean life or death.

"This is very important," said Savannah Technical College's Reg Hendricks of the system, which the school recently acquired. "Number one, it's a safe way to train people in hostage or tense situations involving guns. It's relatively cheap, and it's fun."

Savannah Tech invited officers from all over the area to check out the simulator as a way to introduce them to the criminal justice program at the school.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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