Virtual Incidents for Disaster Management
Training and Education
XVR is VR training software to educate and train operational and tactical (bronze and silver level) safety and security professionals. XVR allows one or more incident response professionals to walk, drive or fly around in the simulated reality of an incident. This gives them the opportunity to train in observing and assessing the environment.
Furthermore they have to assess risks and dangers, decide which measures to take and what procedures to apply, and report to the other rescue crew members. While the students are distracted by surrounding noise and confusion, they are expected to focus on their tasks and to set priorities.
XVR believe in enhancing the competence and expertise of all emergency responders through simulation.
To achieve this, XVR designed the XVR Platform on three key believes.
Powerful Learning Tool
Incidents are called incidents for a reason. Thankfully they only happen incidentally. Emergency response personnel is however expected to be prepared and trained to respond capably to every scenario imaginable. The XVR Platform provides users with essential scenario training. Trainees are immersed in a safe and controllable situation, which is easily repeatable and measurable, giving them much needed confidence in handling crisis situations.
By decreasing the amount of live trainings and replacing table top exercises, simulation will not only significantly reduce training costs but also consequently increases the output of your training course. The XVR instructor is in full control of the learning experience. From defining the learning objectives all the way through to the timing of injects during a session. The instructor has the flexibility of XVR working for him to achieve the best outcome.
HOW TO USE XVR?
Thanks to the flexibility of the XVR Platform, you can educate, exercise, train and assess your staff. The XVR Platform is designed as a supporting tool, giving instructors maximum flexibility to create scenarios according to a specific training objective.
XVR platform supports a wide variety of training methods, from self-led exercises to classroom education, to large scale multi-agency exercises involving operational, tactical and/or strategic decision makers.
- Individual student, self-led exercises
- 1 on 1 training – for On Scene commanders, job competency assessment, etc.
- Team Training – classroom, single & joint agency
- Hybrid – combine live and virtual reality training scenarios
The XVR instructor is in full control of the learning experience. From defining the learning objectives all the way through to the timing of injects during a session. The instructor has the flexibility of XVR working for him to achieve the best outcome.
XVR On Scene (OS) can very effectively be used for assessments. XVR OS enables the creation of assessment scenarios which are predictable and repeatable and allow unbiased assessment of students.
XVR has been designed to support all sorts of training. From single agency training setting, to a large scale disaster in which multiple agencies have to collaborate in order to reach an optimal end result.
The classroom setup is used for triggering a group discussion about a virtual scenario. Discussions can focus on incident approach, carrying out the first reconnaissance or making the first deployment decisions.
With the individual setup the participant is immersed in a virtual scenario while the instructor can adjust the scenario based on the participants decisions. This setup is excellent for individual training or assessment of a certain skill set.
The team setup allows you to train multiple participants in mono- or multidisciplinary exercises. One or more instructors can be in charge of the learning objectives and role-playing. Team training exercises are well suited to train communication and reporting skills.
XVR is to create flexible, reliable & user-friendly simulation tools where learning is key and the instructor is in control. From core product XVR On Scene we offer a variety of different modules that define the versatile XVR platform.
XVR On Scene
The XVR On Scene module is perfect to train operational and tactical level (bronze and silver) emergency responders. XVR On Scene provides the trainee with an interactive and immersive 3D view of the incident scenario. The scenario is completely adaptable to your local situation.
XVR On Scene is a powerful tool to help trainees understand procedures by experience, lets them acquire practical knowledge in a relatively short timeframe, practice decision making skills and have them experience situations that rarely occur in real life while in a safe environment. Over and over.
XVR Crisis Media
With XVR Crisis Media you can train how to manage and monitor communication from both public and internal media sources in a crisis situation. Participants can vary from incident commanders to crisis teams and will be faced with a flow of information and communication injects through the simulation of actual media.
XVR Resource Management
Expand your setup with XVR Resource Management to train incident management and response resources in your own region. This module simulates the management of any large-scale incident using the actual amount of resources available. It enables you to practise the logistical aspect of contingency plans across the entire emergency services chain.