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Incident command training

The UK awarding body LASER has certified the RescueSim Virtual Incident Command training delivered by Peter Stanley Training. The RescueSim training is valued as two units at Level 2 in the UK Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). Peter Stanley Training is an accredited training provider to over 36 Fire and Rescue Services in the UK and UK airport rescue firefighting services large and small.

After certification by LASER Learning, an awarding body accredited to certify learning against the QCF, the training course using the RescueSim simulators was accredited as equal to 20 hours of guided learning. It’s aimed at fire and rescue services and the airport rescue fire fighting services.

RescueSim is developed by VSTEP and is an incident command simulator for emergency responders and Fire and Rescue services. It allows emergency crews to virtually train and experience a range of incidents as they would in life. They assess the situation and determine the best response, implement it and then observe the consequences of their decisions and consider effectiveness at post incident debriefing. RescueSim has specialised modules for motorway and traffic incidents as well as incidents at airports, ports, industrial and offshore sites.

Peter Stanley, MD at Peter Stanley Training, said: “The accreditation of the RescueSim facilitator course will be a useful addition to any UK fire and rescue service users incident command training strategy. Combined with our Incident Command Assessor qualification it will enable a robust, effective, fair and verifiable delivery of training and assessment of incident commanders, in an environment where accreditation and verification are the basic benchmarks of a quality incident command system and external scrutiny/challenge of fire service command competence is common.”

Peter Stanley Training will present this new LASER certification for its RescueSim Training Course at the International RescueSim User Conference (#RS14) which will take place at the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service on October 30. About Peter Stanley Training: visit


VSTEP is a developer of simulators and virtual training software. VSTEP creates 3D virtual training applications and simulators and has several core product lines, focusing on virtual incident training for first responders (RescueSim), maritime training for the civilian and military maritime (NAUTIS), training simulators to prepare camera operators to identify suspect human behavior before a crime or terrorist attack takes place (EyeObserve) and Crowd Control Trainers providing police commanders and training managers with a training tool for crowd-related incidents and demonstrations (Crowd Control Trainer). Visit


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