OSC – Custom Scenario Digital Simulation

On Site Command – Custom Scenario Digital Simulation

Overview

This is a customized course offering that is built upon the possible incidents and risk present at your industrial facility. Risk based scenarios are developed into a realistic moving digital setting, providing a medium for decision making exercises. Students are provided theory training prior to the simulation to prepare them for the decision making role play. Within the exercise, students must read and react to changing conditions that are custom designed to the risk present in the familiar surroundings of the student’s work facility.
By working through the realistic digital scenarios, students engage one on one with a qualified instructor to practice the On Site Command role. Students methodically evaluate the incident, take Command, set up exclusionary zones, make a declaration of level of severity, call for assistance, place their Command Post, determine appropriate tactical intervention, provide safety and incident action plans, form Unified Command and communicate with the Emergency Operations Centre. A key learning objective throughout the process is the proper use of radio equipment to transmit and bench mark decisions.
Students who are not yet at the level of performing the functions of On Site Command will conduct a brief initial report, size up, call for assistance, provide situation status reports, set up exclusionary zones/evacuate and brief an arriving Command Officer.
Subsequently, sessions may be repeated with added complexity and new scenarios, as the students gain confidence and competence.

 

Digital Simulations

Digital Simulations have shown to be an effective training and promotional tool. Emergency Solutions International has partnered with the leader in cutting edge digital simulation technology for the training and testing of Command Staff.
The visual imagery creates a realistic moving and evolving incident that can replicate the timing and anxiety of a real event. This medium enables the student to practice the fundamentals of Command, and to “feel” the sensory demands of incidents without being danger.

A minimum of two digital simulations would be utilized for each student. The simulations are designed to not only be recognizable areas of the student’s facility, but are at a level commensurate with the student’s competency and experience ensuring challenge, success and development of decision making skills and confidence.
The simulations are a medium by which the instructor is able to guide the student through the learning process. Should the student miss key learning objectives through the simulation, they are taken back through the scenario again.

Duration
The theory component may be provided through a 1 hour session to a larger group. Each person is then provided one on one instruction utilizing scenarios at the level of their experience. The decision making simulation is comprised of 2-3 scenarios and is 30-45 minutes in duration. The time allotted may be expanded to 60 minutes per person where deemed appropriate.

Pre-Requisites
– Basic knowledge of the Incident Command System.
– Sound understanding of Emergency Response Plan, facility operation and joint operation with responding services.

Required Preparation
– Scenarios are created through the use of digital simulation.
– Access to a trusted agent and the site for the photographing of minimum three (3) areas where incidents may occur.
– Instruction is carried out in a board room equipped with a projection screen/wall mounted television, multiple copies of detailed maps for mark up and a white board. A dedicated radio channel is required. Incident Command forms are utilized.

Document Review
– Incident Command System 100
– Incident Command System 402
– National Fire Protection Association 1561 & 1026
– International Fire Service Training Association Training Manual 4th Edition