Retina Systems Inc. developed the first 911 interactive simulator during 1995 to teach children how, when and why to dial 911 in case of an emergency. Since then, hundreds of units have been sold to pre-schools, fire departments, EMS units, adult daycare centers and others to effectively teach children and adults what they need to know and what to do in case of an emergency.
The Retina interactive simulator is designed to aid an instructor with a minimal background and education in the emergency reporting field to conduct a 911-safety session correctly and effectively. More importantly, the 911 simulator is a microprocessor-based unit designed to enhance instruction by simulating a realistic 911 call.
The unit has been used in events from Capitol Hill to preschools, adult daycare, school assemblies, Public Safety Day events, firehouse open houses, Boy Scout meetings and classes of children with special needs.
Even children too young to cross the street by themselves have learned to punch in the numbers 911 and summon miracles.