Adayana to deliver fire fighting training simulation for the United States Air Force

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 12 Oct. 2010. Adayana Government Group (Adayana) won a contract by the U.S. Air Force, Air Education, and Training Command, to implement advanced simulation training into the fire officer training program at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense (DOD) Fire Training Academy at the 312th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas.

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., 12 Oct. 2010. Adayana Government Group (Adayana) won a contract by the U.S. Air Force, Air Education, and Training Command, to implement advanced simulation training into the fire officer training program at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense (DOD) Fire Training Academy at the 312th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas.

Supported by Environmental Tectonics Corp.'s (ETC’s) Simulation Division, Adayana will replace existing table-top training scenarios with an advanced simulation training tool based on ETC’s Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS). “The solution will invoke higher-order thinking on the part of fire fighters working both independently and cooperatively to enhance communication, decision making, and problem solving skills,” says a spokesperson. The system will include a virtual replica of the Norma Brown AFB, staffed vehicles, and a variety of scenarios, including aircraft incidents and structural fires.

“The Norma Brown Incident Management System simulator was originally constructed in 1979 to enhance fire department Incident Command, while providing the ability to mitigate large-scale emergencies,” explains DOD Fire Academy faculty member Retired Master Sergeant TC Sirmans. “For the past 30 years, this trainer has been utilized to teach command and control across the DoD Fire and Emergency Services spectrum. During this time, it has evolved into the foremost simulator in DOD Command and Control training. Now, with assistance from Adayana and ETC, ‘Norma Brown’ is set to become a virtual reality city.”

The mission of the DOD Fire Academy is to produce mission-ready emergency responders. The Fire Academy services all DOD organizations, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Civil Service, and numerous foreign countries. The Academy has state-of-the-art training assets, such as live fire training facilities. The new capability will further enhance the array of Fire Academy training assets, and enable training of commanders providing all relevant incident factors, including staffed vehicles, fires, spills, exploding ordinance, damage to buildings, collapses, casualties, evacuation, taxiing aircraft, and traffic.

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