The benefits of using firefighter training simulators include the ability to train 24/7, catch up on missed training, prepare for upcoming events, and practice for upcoming tests. They also offer a low-risk training environment that adheres to NFPA guidelines, and they can be used to introduce a younger generation to firefighting. Virtual reality training has shown to lessen learning curves of new skills, decrease error rates in performance, and nearly double the memory retention of traditional means.