ETC Simulation to Deliver Firefighter Training Simulator to Netherlands Institute for Safety
Southampton, Pa., USA, August 20, 2013 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (OTC Pink: ETCC)(“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, Fla., has been contracted by the Netherlands Institute for Safety (“IFV”) to develop an augmented reality firefighter training simulator with the objective of creating an effective and safe training environment for situations that cannot be trained live. The research department at IFV will perform field experiments to quantify the effectiveness of the training device in relation to the current live fire training methods, together with the Fire Brigades of Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
ADMS-Fire will be the first simulator from the ADMS platform with integrated motion-based sensor technology, offering a new level of immersion and realism. Among its features are a real fire hose with branch allowing the option of opening and closing of the hose, flow rate selection, and the ability to choose between jet stream and spray. As part of the project, ETC developed a residential house and barn in a countryside environment in which wayfinding, firefighting and ventilation tactics can be practiced at fire fighter and vehicle commander level to avoid instances of backdraft and flashover. The fire simulation software responds to the actions that the trainees take, and includes a scenario generator and after action reviewer.
“At IFV we are always looking for innovative solutions that contribute to critical training of emergency responders. This is a great project as subject matter experts, firefighters, researchers, educational experts and industry have come together to create a next generation training instrument for people who put their lives at risk in extreme conditions.” said Rijk van den Dikkenberg, Chief Fire Officer and Project Manager at IFV.
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