Posted by Courtney Howard
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., 4 Dec. 2009. Environmental Tectonics Corp.'s Simulation Division won a contract to deliver multiple ADMS Stinger High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) training simulators to Rosenbauer USA for use by emergency service personnel, a.k.a. first responders or emergency responders.
Rosenbauer engineers developed an HRET for Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles called Stinger. The Stinger is a vehicle-mounted penetrator nozzle on a joystick-controlled hydraulic boom arm. It is used to penetrate the aircraft fuselage to apply agent directly to interior fires and for fighting exterior fires.
The Stinger Simulator is a portable desktop training device that combines a computer and turret console with actual Rosenbauer turret joystick and switches. The simulator will allow ARFF vehicle operators to train on scenarios that cannot be realistically or economically replicated in conventional training. Several training scenarios will be included to train fuselage penetration and fire fighting. One of the scenarios involves the new double-deck Airbus A380.
ETC's Simulation Division president, Marco van Wijngaarden, says: "The Stinger Simulator was developed in close cooperation with Rosenbauer. The simulation of vehicle operation and fire fighting is accurate due to ETC's physics-based simulation and the graphics are outstanding. We are confident that this simulator will be appreciated by the users because it builds skills and confidence for the fire fighters in the 'hot seat' who have to operate the Stinger under stressful conditions. In addition, ETC's training simulator is a green solution and reduces operational costs."
The Stinger Simulator is built on the proven ADMS (Advanced Disaster Management Simulator) platform. ADMS is an interactive virtual-reality training simulation platform that offers results-based and cost-effective training.
Since 1995, ADMS has been used to train emergency responders around the world to better prepare to respond to incidents and disasters, and test response plans.
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