New tool will better prepare Bronx firefighters to deal with subway emergencies
Firefighters in the Bronx and New York City have a new tool to better prepare them when responding to an emergency in the subway. The $8 million subway simulator features two real-life subway cars in a replica of a subway station. Until now, firefighters trained exclusively in rail yards and subway stations. The department's 11,000 firefighters will be trained in the new facility. The simulator is part of a $60 million upgrade to the FDNY?s training facilities. Other upgrades include a trench collapse simulator, as well as a driving simulator for those who drive fire engines.