Simulation Software is used for ARFF crash truck training.

Press Release Summary:

Based on Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS(TM)) software, ADMS-ARFF(TM) helps Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) crews train in operating crash trucks for any aircraft incident or disaster. Target skills include vehicle operation, tactical deployment, airport orientation, driving/radio procedures, and command/control. With all necessary displays and controls for dual-person operation, simulators calculate and visualize all effects of their decisions and actions in real time.

Original Press Release:

Environmental Tectonics Corporation's Simulation Division Introduces Crash Truck Simulator for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Aug. 22 -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (AMEX:ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Simulation Division today announced the launch of ADMS-ARFF(TM), a new simulator based on the ADMS(TM), Advanced Disaster Management Simulator software.

ADMS-ARFF was developed so Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) crews can realistically train in operating crash trucks for any aircraft incident or disaster. Skills trained include vehicle operation, tactical deployment, airport orientation, driving and radio procedures and command and control. Multiple ADMS-ARFF simulators can be coupled to offer team training. The system allows ARFF crews to train realistically, without the restrictions, danger and environmental and operational impact that live fire training presents. ADMS-ARFF is realistic, safe, non-polluting, cost effective and available 24/7. Additionally, crews can train on scenarios that are difficult or impossible to organize as live scenarios.

ADMS-ARFF consists of an out-the-window visual display, extinguishment operation console with turret controls and critical switches and gauges, a steering wheel and pedals. With these controls the crew operates virtual roof and bumper turrets that can flow water, foam or dry-chem agents for fire suppression. An operator can drive to an incident scene and position the vehicle while the vehicle commander sitting in the passenger position, can command and control the operation. Both positions can use the turrets at anytime. The heart of the simulator is the ADMS software platform that powers the simulation dynamics and physics and visualizes the crashed aircraft, casualties, fuel leaks, fire, smoke, weather conditions, debris, and the entire airport environment. ADMS calculates and visualizes all effects of decisions and actions in real time. An instructor can configure an infinite number of incidents with the Scenario Generator and review trainee progress with the Observation and Scoring System.

ADMS President and former Chief of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Fire and Rescue Training Centre, Marco van Wijngaarden commented, "ADMS-ARFF is an ideal training solution for the ARFF-world. You can train as you fight and learn to tackle challenging scenarios without any harm to the environment. It is a critical utility for training responders who might otherwise only have an opportunity to learn during an actual emergency -- and by then, it's too late. ADMS-ARFF imparts knowledge, skills and experience within a realistic context, will enhance performance and operational preparedness, and can also allow for valuable preparation for live training."

ADMS-ARFF will be introduced to the world at the ARFF Working Group Conference, September 5-9 in New Orleans, and then at the International Aviation Fire Protection Association (IAFPA) Conference, October 16-18 in Singapore. All conference participants will be invited to take the Driver or Commander seat and experience the system for themselves.

ADMS is a high fidelity, interactive simulation platform that offers a proven methodology to provide operationally cost-effective synthetic incident and disaster management experience. Since 1995, it has been used to train emergency responders around the world to better prepare and respond to incidents and disasters, as well as testing and validating emergency response and management plans.

ETC designs, develops, installs and maintains aircrew training systems, public entertainment systems, process simulation systems (sterilization and environmental), clinical hyperbaric systems, environmental testing and simulation systems, and related products for domestic and international customers.

Contact: Duane D. Deaner, CFO
Tel: 215-355-9100 (ext. 1203)
Fax: 215-357-4000

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CONTACT: Duane D. Deaner, CFO of Environmental Tectonics Corporation, +1-215-355-9100, ext. 1203, Fax: +1-215-357-4000

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