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Fire Fighting Simulator which uses live LNG and allows stu- dents to observe the safe handling pro- tocols used for an LNG leak and/or ? re scenario. “LNG shipping companies and terminals worldwide participate in the training provided, using this prop,” said Richardson

MPT is in the midst of a vast expan- sion, and over the last two years MPT has invested more than $500,000 in its

Fire Fighting programs, including addi- tional new scbas, new turnout gear, new compressor and cascade system for ? ll- ing, new technology for the classrooms, and a new Pierce ? re engine used in our 1405 course as well as in our IMO pro- grams. ‘Investment’ also means taking care of the treasure trove of gear already in house, as MPT’s Capt. Morely ex- plains. “MPT currently has more than 80 Survivair 4500 psi scba’s equipped

VSTEP launched RescueSim, its Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFF) for shipboard incidents, a simulator designed to with carbon ? ber bottles, more than 200 enable users to experience and train any incident on board a ship ? rst-hand. It is built to fully support and comply to the STCW sets of turnout gear, and more than 2000

Advanced Fire Fighting courses. RescueSim includes functionality, environments, emergency equipment and objects that are com- mon to speci? c types of shipboard incidents and essential for STCW compliant AFF Training. A typical setup includes an instructor ft. of ? re hose,” just to name a few. station and training stations for the on-scene commander and ? re team leaders. An instructor is in full control during the training “Every student is sized and issued gear and can in? uence the scenario for the participants in the simulator during the exercise. Instructors can also build any on board for the duration of their training that is incident scenario using the instructor toolbox. RescueSim AFF simulator can be linked with VSTEP’s NAUTIS ship bridge simulators theirs alone, and that gear is all cleaned for additional incident command training of ship bridge personnel. and inspected before being issued to the next class. It’s something simple but maintaining the gear is not only good for the gear, it’s good for the students wearing it.”

Investing in new equipment and train- ing is the mantra, too, at T&T: “T&T

Salvage has invested heavily in not only building arguably the nation’s largest deployable marine ? re? ghting capability but also in training our own

T²RECS gear units. Ef? cient, personnel and contractors,” said El- liott. “T&T marine ? re? ghters attend compact, easy to maintain.

basic and advanced ? re? ghting cours- es plus supplemental courses in LNG

Fire? ghting and hands-on equipment deployment and operations training.

Personnel also attend infrared and UAS infrared certi? cation courses. In addi- tion to this comprehensive marine ? re- ? ghting training regimen, all personnel complete Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER) certi? cation courses; respirator protection/SCBA courses;

First Aid/CPR; OSHA rigging and sig- nalperson courses; and myriad other marine related courses to ensure con-

Each and every ship needs a robust, premium-quality gear gears are outstandingly dependable and ef? cient in system tailored to its speci? c needs. This is why we‘ve de- offshore, ? shing and commercial operations.

sistent, safe and effective operations. veloped T²RECS. Of modular design, T²RECS gear units can Your contact in the USA:

Of signi? cance, all of this training is be con? gured to customer requirements in seven sizes with Motor-Services Hugo Stamp, Inc., 3190 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale routinely proven in actual operations center distances of 400 to 710 mm and ratings of 500 to FL, 33315, USA, Phone: +1 954 763-3660, Toll Free: 5,000 kW at engine speeds of 600 to 1,600 RPM. These 800 622-6747, Fax: +1 954 763-2872, and exercised in drills.” 33

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