XVR by e-semble - Virtual Reality Training Software

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    > Multi agency training of fire, rescue, ambulance and police services

    > Facility management safety & security training (employees/visitors)

    > Command, control and communication skills training

The XVR simulation platform by e-semble is a virtual reality training tool for command, control and communication skills training. In XVR, an instructor can use the extensive library of interactive 3D objects to create virtual reality threat and incident scenarios. The scenarios can be created in any one of the available 3D environments as well as a custom-made environment of your own building or site. XVR is used for single as well as multi-agency training of fire & rescue, ambulance and police services, as well as airport and other high risk area security services. XVR can be used for classroom education, single student simulation training and multi-student team training of complex realistic scenarios.

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What's New?

The leading wildfire school in Europe "ECASC Valabre" has been using 3D simulation for incident command ground and aerial wildfire response training and assessment for over 10 years. ECASC are building a new simulation centre with a capacity of 2 parallel sim sessions for 20 participants including aerial reconnaissance and response (water/retardant). The new CESIR sim centre will feature XVR as the simulation engine. The 3D XVR all hazards simulation platform will be upgraded to support wide area wildfire response. XVR will be conected to the Ignis fire progression and response simulator under development at ECASC.

ECASC have initiated the International Wildfire Simulation Project in which Fire & Rescue Services using XVR from around the world collaborate to share knowledge and simulator design ideas for simulation based wildfire training and assessment.


XVR Crisis Media Simulator

The XVR Crisis Media Simulator provides exercise managers with a user-friendly tool to present the response of the media, and the public, to senior decision makers.

> XVR Crisis Media Simulator - Brochure

> Link to YouTube - XVR Demo Videos


ARTICLE - Fire Protection Engineering

Why Simulation is Key for Maintaining Fire Incident Preparedness

April, 2015

Ongoing improvements in fire protection and fire safety engineering have drastically reduced the number of fire-related injuries and fatalities. Although this is good news, this development has led to an unforeseen effect: because fire incidents are less frequent, fire officers are gaining less operational experience. This increases the risk of �skill fade� for fire service operational and incident command capabilities. Simulation can provide an effective way to tackle this problem.

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CASE STUDY - City of London

City of London trains with 3D virtual reality software XVR


August, 2014

London, Ontario - The City of London needed to assess their procedural and communication gaps between tri-service processes (police fire, EMS). They also required evaluation and training on:a recently implemented radio communication plan, and incident command structure processes.

XVR 3D Training City of London

"The City of London is focused on improving our security and emergency services.To best prepare for potential dangerous situations, we simulate events to make sure our incident command processes, radio protocol and communications are proficient. The time to test is not the day of the event. With XVR we can run our commanders through a series of serious escalating events, so when the unforeseen happens, we will be ready. It's one thing to debrief after a major incident and improve, it's another thing to simulate those events in the classroom and be ready for the worst." Dave O'Brien, City of London

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CASE STUDY - Midland Fire Department

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Midland Fire Department receive 3D-Virtual reality training

November 23, 2011

This fall, the Drivewise specialized 3D training team, with support from software partner FutureShield, were in Midland, Ontario to begin 2 days of incident command training in the virtual world with the Midland Fire Department. The e-Semble XVR simulator used in Midland includes multiple environments such as a residential centre, harbour, campground, airport, train station, petrochemical facility and others. The simulator allows fire departments to design their own training scenarios within a 3D environment. 12 Midland firefighters participated in the exercises.

To begin, an overview session was provided to all the participants approximately one week in advance of the scheduled training. The overview included a demonstration of the system and explanation of the exercises that were to follow in order to provide a comfort level to the participants in this new and exciting training opportunity.

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CASE STUDY - Lambton College

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Case Study - Lambton College chooses XVR 3D Virtual Reality Simulation software for Public Safety Training.

June, 2013

Sarnia, Ontario - Lambton College is the first college in Canada to purchase a classroom license of XVR software to use the latest in 3D technology for first responder multi-agency training.

Scott Blandford, Dean of Public Safety at Lambton College, believes in using the latest technology to prepare the students for the real world with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

"XVR will now contain avatars of Sarnia police and fire vehicles. We plan to partner with Sarnia industry to 3D parts of their facilities so that Sarnia public safety can also use our college to enhance their training regimens,"he says. "We may be the first classroom license for XVR in Canada, but we are also monitoring the latest practices being used in Europe and Asia where XVR style training is now commonplace."

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FutureShield is an authorized reseller for XVR by e-semble - Virtual Reality Training software.