The Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) center is the result of ideas from local Police, Fire and EMS agencies in collaboration with Oakland Community College. The concept of a training “city” providing realistic settings for real-life problems faced by emergency responders is an innovative outcome of Oakland Community College’s more than 40 years’ experience in training emergency services personnel.
Instructors take critical training subjects from the classroom onto the CREST site, a virtual live lab setting, where scenarios based on real world problems become invaluable learning tools. Basic and advanced emergency services personnel, as well as private industry and civilian organizations benefit from putting theory into practice in a secure setting.
The CREST site offers an experience where real-life scenarios are simulated by trainees who must not only think through options and decisions, but also actively apply their skills. Scenarios can be repeated in a controlled setting so trainees can work through them until their knowledge and skills are mastered. This internationally recognized approach of “scenario based training” means that the trainees will retain the lesson at a greater level than could be expected from classroom presentations alone.
Located in southeast Michigan, cornered by I-75 and M-59 on Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus, this is a unique training facility with furnished houses, a bank, convenience store, motel and five story live fire training tower can suit your organization for whatever training need they may have.