ETC Simulation Delivers ADMS Training System to Michigan State Police
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., USA, January 29, 2013 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has delivered to the Michigan State Police an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS™). The portable simulator system was sent to the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center in Lansing, MI.
The simulator is a full team training system with separate stations for exercise control, incident command, and field units. In addition to the standard incident locations that are included with ADMS, they have received additional custom-made radiological scenarios. These new scenarios will help them prepare for hazmat and CBRNE emergencies such as dirty bombs hidden in carton boxes or trucks, or accidents with radiological packages. Trainees will also be able to measure the level of radiation using dose rate meters, as well as establish decontamination areas.
The amount of scenario combinations that can be generated is unlimited due to the SmartModel Library™. The instructors can create any scenario by placing SmartModel objects, such as shopping bags or garbage bins, into the scene and selecting the level of radiation or TNT-equivalent of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). The physics-based simulation will show the correct effects of the explosion and radioactive cloud dispersion, as well as the readings on the trainees’ radiation meters.
Marco van Wijngaarden, President of ETC Simulation, stated, “We are delighted to be able to provide ADMS to the Michigan State Police. The custom-developed radiological and decontamination training capabilities allow Michigan responders and incident commanders to gain critical experience in how to tackle these incidents effectively. With our true-to-life virtual reality simulator, trainees learn better and faster. Additionally, ADMS will provide substantial cost savings over live training.”
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