Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

WHAT DOES DISASTER FEEL LIKE?

Search and rescue teams have to perform at their full potential while working under high stress and volatile conditions. They could be facing a bomb blast, natural disasters or large-scale accidents – anything in which people are trapped and need to be saved. Immersive training allow teams to build unique skill sets that they otherwise wouldn’t have had. Adding visuals, scents and weather (fog/rain) to training environments create realistic experiences that teach teams to stay on track with their methodical training no matter what kind of sensory environment they encounter. 

Search and rescue can be painstaking work that goes on for hours on end and require endurance and strength. By subjecting teams to new smells and experiences during training you increase stress inoculation and help keep performance on track during extreme circumstances.

*Effects used for search and rescue training include:

Smells: sewage, natural gas, burning wood, wet concrete, burning flesh, blood trauma.
Smoke effects: burning bus, confined space whiteout, smoldering rubble, car fire.
Weather and spraymotion effects: leaking steam pipe, sewage pipe break, blood spatter.
To view or download a PDF with a more comprehensive list of aromas, click here.