ETC Simulation Contracted by Concordia University to Expand ADMS Training System with Utilities Capabilities
SOUTHAMPTON, PA, USA, August 27, 2015 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation`s (OTC Pink: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division (“ETC Simulation”), located in Orlando, Fla., has announced the signing of a contract with Concordia University Portland to expand their Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (“ADMS”) training suite to include additional capabilities to support the training of utility companies in emergency management.
The partnership between Concordia University and the Western Energy Institute, in cooperation with Portland General Electric will be the first of its kind designed to provide emergency management training and education specifically for utility companies. With ADMS, multiple utilities agencies work simultaneously to ensure that critical infrastructures remain online during a time of crisis. Their training can include incident management, coordinating communications, sharing of resources and testing standard operating procedures in a time of crisis.
Concordia`s Homeland Security Simulation Center, includes an on-scene Incident Command room with a 180-degree immersion theater screen, four Field Unit positions and an Emergency Operations Center (“EOC”) room which makes up the largest ADMS training suite in the United States. During an emergency simulation, the command team will receive real-time logistics information, on-scene visuals and 2D mapping along with any information related to the event. The expansion to their ADMS training suite will include the addition of utilities vehicles and personnel.
“The introduction of training capabilities for utility companies and their emergency management planning is another milestone for ADMS.” said Lori Bozenbury, Director of Business Development at ETC Simulation. “We have over 20 years of experience in providing virtual reality training to the emergency response community and are now integrating that with critical infrastructure systems. Utility companies will have access to a variety of scenarios to exercise incident command and test their operating procedures in order to provide the proper response in a time of crisis.”
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