Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) has delivered an ADMS-ARFF simulation training system to Austria-based Rosenbauer International for Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

The Rosenbauer Panther simulator will be used to train vehicle firefighting operating skills such as aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF), and also for tactical positioning of the vehicle in case of aircraft emergencies.

The full cabin simulator will have the same layout as the real Panther vehicle, including a functional dashboard and centre console with controls for the roof and bumper turrets.

"The ARFF simulator allows the vehicle operators to gain the confidence necessary."

The simulator also features a geo-specific environment of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and an Incident Commander response vehicle specifically designed to reflect those found in Malaysia.

ETC simulation business development director Lori Bozenbury said: "The full cabin ARFF simulator allows the airport fire and rescue vehicle operators to build the experience and gain the confidence necessary to perform under extreme conditions in a variety of situations, and ultimately be better prepared for real-life incidents and live-exercises.

"ADMS-ARFF is a green airport solution, as no fire suppression agents or live burns are involved to acquire the training necessary to operate an ARFF truck, thus saving money, minimising risk and protecting the environment."

Located in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the largest airport in the country.

ADMS is a high-fidelity virtual reality simulation training platform that comprises multiple products.

The platform includes incident command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), emergency response and force protection specific to a military environment (ADMS-Airbase), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMS-ARFF and ADMS-Drive) and multiple level police coordination for crowd management and riot control (ADMS-Control).

Image: ADMS-ARFF is a green airport solution. Photo: courtesy of Environmental Tectonics Corporation.