Itasca, IL, April 19, 2022 – Darley has launched a new grant support program in partnership with firegrantshelp.com to help fire departments find grants to support the purchase of virtual reality training technology. This support can help departments meet both current and long-term training goals and keep their capital freed up for other budgetary demands. Darley’s grant consultants provide support throughout the entire process, including researching grants available for first responders, understanding requirements, monitoring timelines and submitting applications. Many first responders think that virtual reality equipment is too expensive. Initial feedback shows that while there is a high perceived up-front cost, there are significant cost savings over time when used to complement existing training efforts.
With the support of this grant program, which is free for first responders, departments can now use a grant to acquire virtual reality training solutions from leading suppliers such as FLAIM Systems and Reality in Virtual Reality (RiVR). Price shouldn’t be the barrier for a training program.
About W.S. Darley & Co: Founded in 1908, W.S. Darley & Co. (Darley) remains a family-owned and operated business, providing the highest quality equipment solutions to its military and first responder customers. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Darley prides itself on offering a family of leading emergency equipment brands and innovative solutions and services from its corporate headquarters in Illinois and fire pump and apparatus manufacturing operations in Wisconsin and Iowa, as well as global offices in six countries. Darley can be found online at www.darley.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.