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In August of 2011 was launched. Please be patient as we retrofit with screen shots and capabilities descriptions of the web based training solution. Screen shots below may reflect the legacy desktop installable product.

The purpose of the CommandPlan training product  is to move a learner to  more complex and realistic understanding levels of Incident Command application, analysis, synthesis and performance evaluation.

The following learning objectives are achieved:
  • Assume and announce Command and establish an effective operating position
    (Command Post).
  • Evaluate the situation (size-up).
  • Initiate, maintain, and control the communications process.
  • Identify the overall strategy, develop an incident management plan, and assign
    companies and personnel consistent with plans and standard operating procedures.
  • Develop an effective Incident Command organization.
  • Review, evaluate, and revise (as needed) the Incident Management plan.
  • Provide for the continuity, transfer, and termination of Command.

This simulation provides a learner with repeated opportunities to operate in the role as Incident Commander for a HAZMAT incident in a safe, realistic, environment.

An integrated scenario authoring suite allows for creation of HAZMAT, Hi Rise or row housing training challenges. Maps, blueprints and geography are importable. 

Development of the HAZMAT scenarios available for demonstration were grant funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences(NIEHS).

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CommandPlan Simulation is like a Chess Simulator

Provide Situational Awareness
Within CommandPlan Situational Awareness (SA) is delivered to the Incident Commander (IC) in the form of aural radio communications and dynamic scene rendered from the IC command post vantage point. The IC can process information, events and custom trainer inputs to affect an unfolding incident. Real world timelines, distractions ("fog of war") and information query and response modalities deliver an immersive training situation. is now Web based! Trainees and Authors can develop and access simualtions on line.

Geographic Information System (GIS)
Within CommandPlan incidents geography is based on a foundation of GIS spatial data. Emergency response times, plume cloud progression, building and street information are all based on the GIS data model. An author can readily import incident geography from GIS sources such as Google Maps. Data is converted to an XML data structure which allows scenarios to distribute initial condition scenario tags and provide a play field for the gaming to occur.

Legacy desktop interface (Above) Web Authoring web interface (Above)

Locate crash, spill, fire, flood, accident, attacks
The IC interacts with a variety of information sources and cues to ascertain an incident’s scope and details. The command set (extendable) within the current product directs the IC’s verbal or selected commands and responds with synthesized speech responses from the simulated "actors". Visuals are available from the IC vantage point.

Accept Inputs from first responders
As an IC, First Responders can be commanded to perform roles/functions. These simulated agents will perform their tasks performing recognizance, evacuation, containment etc. The modeling of the first responders offers the IC a rich experiential training experience. Actions performed and radio transmissions made are logged enabling for automated performance assessment.

Track and display resources applicable to emergency management
Within CommandPlan the IC is periodically challenged to recall and identify the location and current activity of units under their command. The Incident Action Plan depicted replicates a form used by Phoenix Fire Department. The training simulation is aware of the exact location of every unit and can score the IC’s performance based on radio transmissions, cues and estimated activity of units under their command.

Generate Optimal Routes
Within the current operational framework simulated in the training the IC demonstrates their situation awareness in calling dispatch and identifying the desired entry route.

Determine Evacuation Routes
Within CommandPlan the IC demonstrates their ability to assess the need to evacuate and specify directives on evacuation routes. The simulation engine is aware of environmental conditions, road blockages and mixing of populations.

Provide Notification and Evacuation Status
The simulation provides aural radio transmission notifications and status either initiated by the simulated units or in response to a status request. All communications are logged for automated assessment and debrief.

Track Emergency Responder Vehicle Locations
Arriving units radio-in their location. Equipment in view is visually indicated to the IC. Requesting status via radio reports equipment location and in route status.

Model and plot potential hazards
The simulation model supports fires and smoke/gas generation sources. A calculated hazard level considers toxicity to occupants in the area. Authors can initialize origin and level.

Link facility floor plans to layout maps
Within CommandPlan the author can import floor plans into structures. A building floor is simplified into a grid coordinate system but the simulation is aware of fire pathways, walls, ceilings, ductwork, raised floors, stairwells, elevator shafts and combustibility factors. The authoring interface provides a graphical user interface to set or alter default characteristics.

Provide Weather Information
Plume cloud, visibility, fire characteristics can be influenced by wind, temperature, humidity and time of day.

Create Control Points
Within the training authoring interface, the instructor is equipped to cause a "Situation Awareness Survey" to appear periodically within the simulation. This form of a control point assesses the IC’s situation awareness

Utilize chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) sensor locations, data, and alarms.
Within the current simulation sensor readings come in the form of radio reports from remote agents.

Provide Security Alarm Locations and Status
In CommandPlan, a generic building control panel is generated for each high rise structure. Controls for alarm conditions and elevator recall are provided. Training records access, inspection and reaction to these indicators.

Track and display assets, casualty locations, collection areas, and restricted areas
The simulation offers numerous display options to dynamically illustrate assets, occupants and casualties.

Provide 3D visualization
Within command plan scene visualizations are rendered into a 2d presentation. 3d buildings and visualizations can be used during authoring to rapidly produce needed assets.

Generate checklists and incident reports
The incident action plan discussed earlier replicates the real world form used in incident reports. Performance checklists are used as a reference to automate performance analysis, assign scores, and generate a hyperlinked personalized assessment.

Support Roles and Policy management
CommandPlan was primarily developed for the incident commander role however it has been repurposed and can be demonstrated to operate in a scenario where the learner acts under a different first responder role such as operations, SAE, or Staging.

Applications: Incident Command Training, ICS and Tactics Practice, NIMS Training.

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