ETC Simulation Awarded Contract by East Central Florida Regional Planning Council to Provide ADMS On-Site Training
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SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., USA, February 25, 2013 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation's ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has been awarded a contract to provide on-site training services to the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC). The training will be conducted at Daytona Beach International Airport and will be held in preparation for their FAA-mandated tri-annual drill. ETC Simulation will provide their Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS) team training system, along with exercise control and facilitation staff.
"Airports certified under 14 CFR part 139 are required to complete a full-scale exercise every three years, and it is vital in preparing responders for an actual emergency situation," said Tim Kitchen, Manager of Emergency Preparedness with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. "To enhance capabilities for the tri-annual event, Volusia County identified an opportunity to utilize the ADMS system to provide responders a chance to practice and train on current response procedures. The system allows for us to cover a much larger audience base, including multiple agencies and shifts. If we did live training to prepare for our tri-annual, it would be incredibly costly in terms of money and resources. ADMS helps us prepare with the scenarios we need while offering cost savings, time savings, and reduced environmental impact."
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that airports complete this exercise once every three years. The drill involves a full-scale training scenario. It is used to practice procedures for incident command, first responders, communications and other supporting departments, and to identify areas of improvement. The exercise will be conducted in compliance with the requirements of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Volusia County officials will be on hand to ensure the proper execution of the exercise and to provide a thorough after action review. Participants will include representatives from the Volusia County Division of Emergency Management, Daytona Beach International Airport Operations Division, as well as fire departments, HazMat teams, communications, and emergency medical personnel from Daytona Beach International Airport and the surrounding area.
ADMS(TM) is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Platform that comprises multiple products including 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). ETC's signature True Simulation Technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise. ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way.
About ETC Simulation
ETC Simulation (www.ETCsimulation.com), located in Orlando, FL, specializes in virtual reality emergency response and disaster management training systems. Their hallmark product, ADMS(TM), is a proven tool for training emergency management personnel at all levels, with more than one million successful training hours completed globally.
ETC (OTCQB: ETCC) designs, manufactures and sells software driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions. These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers and other products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies. ETC's unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, PA. For more information about ETC, visit http://www.etcusa.com.
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