ADMS is used to effectively train incident commanders, command post staff, and vehicle operators at all levels, either as a team training solution, training the complete chain of command simultaneously, or training individual parts of the chain separately.
In ADMS exercises, trainees take on specific roles:
- Emergency Coordination Center staff coordinates on-scene incident command
- Incident commander commands sector or vehicle commanders
- Vehicle commanders command the vehicle crews
- Vehicle operator drives and operates the vehicle
- Vehicle crew executes tasks
ADMS trains all phases of on-scene incident command, including:
- Turn Out: Trainees receive alarm and drive to the scene
- Response: Trainees arrive at the scene and respond to the incident
- Recovery: Trainees scale down operations and return to the station
- Debrief: Trainees debrief the complete response operation
Training with ADMS is very similar to live-training, the difference being that the scene is built in a virtual reality environment, and trainees deploy virtual resources. This difference allows ADMS to go beyond the capabilities of live training. In an ADMS environment, all types of incidents can be created, and resources can be made available to match all the resources you would have access to in the real world.
Each participant has his or her own ADMS station that provides the visuals and sounds. The incidents can be played out on full immersion theaters, on projection screens, LCD/LED panels, or laptop computer screens. Multiple stations can be connected to create the team training suite. Optionally, driver modules can be connected to each station, enabling trainees to “drive” from their initial position to the incident scene.
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