El Paso Gets Serious About Disaster Management

9 May 2010 (Last Updated May 9th, 2010 18:30)

El Paso International Airport in the US has awarded a contract to Environmental Tectonics Corporation for the supply of an advanced disaster management simulator (ADMS). The airport will use the ADMS in support for training of the fire department, police departments and emergency medic

El Paso International Airport in the US has awarded a contract to Environmental Tectonics Corporation for the supply of an advanced disaster management simulator (ADMS).

The airport will use the ADMS in support for training of the fire department, police departments and emergency medical staff on a virtual basis, covering a variety of incidents.

The incidents will include multiple downed aircraft, a multistorey structural fire and a warehouse fire, and hostage incident.

The ADMS system will also include an aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) system that will enable firefighters to use the ARFF vehicle turret controls, apply a firefighting agent, and operate the vehicle for basic driving and positioning.

The ADMS is a virtual reality simulation training stage that will enable first responders and emergency managers to train and rehearse in a safe, economical and green manner.

It uses physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, and ambient sounds to achieve an unique level of immersion.