Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC) Simulation business unit, won a contract to deliver and support an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS tm) training suite for St. John’s University (SJU) in Queens, New York that will be integrated into the school’s Homeland Security curriculum.

The simulator will help bridge the gap between academic studies and real-world experience, and allow students to practice what they have learned in a safe and controlled environment. A variety of scenarios can be exercised, including an active shooter on campus, HAZMAT and CBRNe situations, medical emergencies and natural disasters. The system features ETC’s Signature Simulation Technology including the new Scene Builder, which allows the user to import custom sounds, images and videos into the simulation, providing more flexibility with scenario generation.

The Homeland Security Program at St. John’s University focuses on the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure and populace from terrorism, criminal acts, and natural disasters.

“This will help us prepare our students in both the theory and application of homeland security, emergency management, and communication and coordination principles, strategies and tactics” says Dr. Katia Passerini, PhD, PMP, and Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University.

Prof. Jeffrey P. Grossmann, JD, tenured faculty in the Homeland Security Program and Simulation Laboratory Project Lead says the school the simulator can also see other high-impact applications, such as research, with the simulator.