Safety professionals gather in Cheshire for the RescueSim User Conference

Published:  17 November, 2014

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme. Organised by VSTEP and hosted by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at their headquarters and training centre in Winsford, the conference welcomed over 60 RescueSim users from 9 different countries on October 30, 2014. 

The event proved to be the perfect occasion for users to share experiences and learn about new aspects of RescueSim virtual incident command training. The programme focused on RescueSim usability and practical implementation into the training curriculum through interactive workshops, presentations and demonstrations of best practices for virtual incident command training from RescueSim users around the globe. The latest RescueSim features and innovations were on display for users to experiment with in the Innovation Room and the 360° Mission Room marquee.

Frank Dolmans, VSTEP’s Marketing and Communications Manager said: ‘It was a pleasure to host the 2014 RescueSim User Conference at the CFRS headquarters and training centre and meet our users. The CFRS were wonderful hosts and are true visionaries when it comes to implementation of virtual incident command training. They are constantly pushing the boundaries of the simulator and their training centre is a wonderful showcase of what virtual incident command training with RescueSim can do to enhance the preparedness and safety of professional firefighters and emergency services. Our conference attendees were truly impressed with the facilities here at Cheshire and their response to the day programme on offer was overwhelmingly positive.’

RescueSim is a virtual incident command simulator created by VSTEP. RescueSim enables training of any thinkable incident and has additional specialised modules allowing realistic training of Industrial, Port, Underground, Airport, Railroad, Onboard & Offshore Incidents. The training is used by governments, companies and emergency services worldwide to train incidents in a safe and realistic way.

The RescueSim conference is a returning event, bringing users of the RescueSim incident command simulator together to share experiences and exchange ideas.

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