Southampton, Pa., January 16, 2006: Environmental Tectonics Corporation (AMEX:ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") today announced that its Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS) is eligible for purchase under the recently announced Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year 2006 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). The HSGP integrates five programs: the State Homeland Security Program, the Urban Areas Security Initiative, the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, the Metropolitan Medical Response System and the Citizen Corps Program.
Each state must submit applications for the HSGP funds by March 2, 2006. The grant guidance and application kit are available on the DHS website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/docs/fy2006hsgp.pdf.
The goals that HSGP seek to fund include:
The HSGP goals also have capability-specific priorities, which include strengthening:
- Expanded regional collaboration
- Implement the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Response Plan (NRP)
- Implement the interim National Infrastructure Protection Plan
ADMS has been recognized to address the training needs of the goals of the HSGP, and is on the Office of Domestic Preparedness' list of approved training systems. In December, the Southeast Pennsylvania Counter-Terrorism Task Force selected ADMS to incorporate into their training program and has received funding approval under the HSGP.
- Information-sharing and collaboration capabilities
- Interoperable communications capabilities
- Chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive detection, response, and decontamination capabilities
- Medical surge and mass prophylaxis capabilities
ADMS simultaneously trains entire response teams in the four C's of disaster management: Command, Control, Coordination and Communication. ADMS simulates emergency incidents such as terrorist acts, Weapons of Mass Destruction, hazardous material spills, multi-vehicle road accidents, fires and natural disasters. ADMS authentically simulates the dynamic elements of the environment (people, vehicles, threats) that are significant in a disaster situation - and the outcomes of actions taken provide authentic feedback, resulting in real skill building.
CONTACT: Duane D. Deaner, CFO of Environmental Tectonics, 215-355-9100, ext.1203, fax 215-357-4000.
Visit www.ADMStraining.com to learn more.
For over a decade, ADMS has been in use at US Airports and major firefighting and emergency response training facilities worldwide, and is an industry-proven and mature solution for optimal emergency preparedness.
ETC designs, develops, installs and maintains aircrew training systems, public entertainment systems, process simulation systems (sterilization and environmental), clinical hyperbaric systems, environmental testing and simulation systems, and related products for domestic and international customers.
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