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Netherlands Preps for Disasters

Jul. 3, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By LAUREN BIRON   |   Comments
ADMS can generate a wide range of emergency and disaster-management scenarios.
ADMS can generate a wide range of emergency and disaster-management scenarios. (ETC)
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On the heels of a delivery to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, Environmental Tectonics Corp. has signed a contract for an additional disaster-management simulation for the Royal Netherlands Navy.

ETC, based in Southampton, Pa., will provide an expanded version of its Advanced Disaster Management Simulator, which will feature port incidents and simulation systems. The new scenarios will satisfy requirements for training members of the Royal Netherlands Navy Fire Service. Other customized features will include emergency response vehicles and crews, fire fighting boats, and scenarios with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives. There will also be training involving protesting crowds and suspicious packages in a port.

The Institute for Safety will use the simulation to train fire and rescue personnel for procedures at sea and in port.

A similar version of ADMS was accepted by the RNLAF and will be used to train fire and rescue services personnel on air bases.

The system is designed with rapid authoring tools some scenarios can be generated in as few as 15 minutes to create new training courses and customized vehicles and characters. Trainers can rapidly insert anything from additional aircraft on the scene to hazards and casualties on the base.

The version delivered to the Fire Academy at Woensdrecht Air Force Base has added additional military aircraft, such as the CH-47 helicopter and the F-16 fighter jet, and tailored the emergency response vehicles to match reality.

The commander of the RNLAF Fire Academy noted in a release that ETC had adapted the simulation to accurately represent the real-world assets and supplied thorough after-action review components such as voice recording.

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