05
May

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held this month on the 24 May at The Star Hotel Gold Coast, (previously Jupiter’s) Queensland.  The conference again follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue.

Mr Matthew Farrelly, Technical Manager, VR at NSW Mines Rescue joins us next month on the Gold Coast to discuss ‘Virtual Reality Training for NSW Mines Rescue Brigadesmen’.

New South Wales Mines Rescue has been using simulation based training as an integral part of their training since 2007.

The system developed by Mines Rescue allows Brigadesmen the opportunity to be immersed within a virtual environment such as an underground mine and test their skills with things such as establishing, advancing and managing Fresh Air Bases, optimising search patterns without breaching line of sight (LOS) protocols, caplamp and other signal communications, route marking, patient triage and in field decision making.

The case study to be discussed is from the 2016 National Underground Mines Rescue Competition. The virtual reality scenario tested the rescue teams skills in searching, mines rescue protocols, communication with fresh air base and incident controllers, use of environmental monitoring equipment, mine ventilation knowledge, route marking and documentation and recording. During the simulation, a practical element was embedded incorporating a BG4 breathing apparatus failure.

New South Wales Mines Rescue has been using simulation based training as an integral part of their training since 2007. The system developed by Mines Rescue allows Brigadesmen the opportunity to be immersed within a virtual environment such as an underground mine and test their skills with things such as establishing, advancing and managing Fresh Air Bases, optimising search patterns without breaching line of sight (LOS) protocols, caplamp and other signal communications, route marking, patient triage and in field decision making.

The case study to be discussed is the virtual reality scenario from the 2016 National Underground Mines Rescue Competition.

For more information on the 2017 Search and Rescue Conference and to secure your spot, visit www.sar.anzdmc.com.au.

 



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