Monstrous flames block the approach to a burning tunnel. A fireman only needs to go another 50 meters before he can start putting out the fire on a burning, overturned truck. What makes this mission any different? After the exercise there is no need to wipe sweat off his brow or remove his protective gear. There wasn’t even a fire.
It is no longer necessary to create real situations for practice. Computer simulations, 3D projections and virtual reality solutions can depict the basic actions and strategies just as well as the real thing. The leaders and specialists in disaster prevention agencies, fire departments, emergency services, rescue services and police squads will have the opportunity to experience the latest technologies at the Virtual Fires Congress on April 15-16, 2010, in St. Georgen, Germany. The focus of this year’s event is fire and hazard prevention.
The objective of the Virtual Fires Congress is to highlight and discuss international standards, and make the latest information available to a wide audience. Carl Zeiss will also be there with its cinemizer video goggles. Experts from Visenso and e-semble have precisely visualized the virtual training environment for the firemen, enabling them to practice for extreme situations without the expensive set-up and clean up of training grounds.
April 7, 2010