SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation Division today announced the signing of a contract with Butler County Community College in Butler, Pennsylvania to deliver a full team ADMS training system.
Butler County Community College ("BC3") serves 27 counties in Western Pennsylvania and plans to use ADMS to augment their already robust public safety program known as Emergency Crisis Management. BC3's program trains local emergency responders from all disciplines, including Police, Fire, EMS, Municipal and Industrial workers. BC3 is located between major metropolitan cities such as Pittsburgh, Erie, and Cleveland, Ohio as well as near major highways which interconnect these cities. If a major incident were to occur, a multi-agency response may be required.
Bill Rooker, Project Manager at BC3, explained the importance of training for this type of response. He stated, "ADMS Command provides the tools to local municipalities to ensure their response organizations are prepared for major emergencies. By training together and building on individual strengths, a cohesive response can be tailored to any size emergency. It's not often that agencies get the opportunity to train together. ADMS Command provides this unique training opportunity."
Utilization of the latest technology to train first responders has gained acceptance throughout the world as trainers realize the efficiency of utilizing simulation for training. Mel Bliss, BC3's Public Safety Training Facility Coordinator, stated, "Technical simulation provides the opportunity for students to learn with the latest technology. Our plan is to recreate the simulation to real life training at our Public Safety Training Facility, hands on. Training will focus on all aspects of public safety responders: Fire, Police, EMS, public works, public utilities, elected officials and emergency management and others. Given the interaction between the responders that hit the pavement and other involved parties, it is important that they train together. This has been a problem with major incidents, even before 9/11. Understanding each other's responsibilities will help mitigate emergences in a timely fashion."
Marco van Wijngaarden, ETC Simulation President, remarked, "ETC Simulation is proud to welcome Butler County Community College as a valued customer/user and we are honored that ADMS has been chosen as the signature technology to be included into BC3's public safety program."
ADMS, the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator, is a Virtual Reality Simulation Training Stage. A unique level of immersion is achieved by ETC's signature technology by blending physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, and ambient sounds. ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to train and rehearse at all levels of response, in a safe, economical and green way.
ETC was incorporated in 1969 in Pennsylvania and last year we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our core technologies include the design, manufacture and sale of Training Services (TSG) which includes (1) software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight; (2) high performance jet tactical flight simulation, and; (3) driving and disaster simulation systems, and Control Systems (CSG) which includes: (1) steam and gas sterilization; (2) testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry, and; (3) hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers. Product categories included in TSG are Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) and flight simulators, disaster management systems and entertainment applications. CSG includes sterilizers, environmental control devices and hyperbaric chambers along with parts and service support.
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