|EMS Training Video Game with a Fictional City named in honor of Carlos Lillo|
George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute recently released ZERO HOUR: America's Medic, downloadable courseware developed to train EMS providers and first responders. The National Emergency Medical Preparedness Institute project uses game-based learning (also known as "serious gaming") to teach and practice EMS operational response to large-scale disasters.
The scenarios are set in five different locations. Each of the locations directly correlates to large and mid-sized urban environments. In addition to being a training tool, ZERO HOUR is also a memorial to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The game takes place in the fictional city of Saint Lillo, named in honor of FDNY SOD EMS paramedic Carlos Lillo, who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Other streets and building names honor the other EMS providers killed on that day.