Hazmat: Hotzone is a networked, multiplayer simulation that uses videogame technology to train first responders for chemical and hazardous materials emergencies.
It is designed to give the instructor maximum control and flexibility over the scenario. For the first responder trainees, the primary objective of the simulation is communication, observation, and critical decision making.
The program begins with an instructor creating the hazardous scenario. They are able to determine such factors as the location of the hazard, its effects, the weather conditions, and the placement and symptoms of the victims involved.