Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (ETC) Simulation business unit won a contract to deliver an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS(TM)) system to Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology’s Emergency Services Complex in Ontario, Canada.

The ADMS-COMMAND virtual reality training system will be incorporated into the Health Sciences and Emergency Services programs at Northern College, and it will also be used for training of off-campus partners and on-campus response personnel. Students and trainees will be able to develop knowledge and skills from the hands-on experiences they are exposed to within the simulation, which will help them bridge the gap between what they have learned in the classroom and what they will experience in their professional careers.

A variety of scenarios can be exercised, including a hostage situation on campus, HAZMAT and CBRNE situations, structural fires, medical emergencies, and natural disasters. As part of this contract, ETC will modify certain emergency response vehicles to more closely reflect Canadian resources.