emergency responders

emergency responders

The professionalism of the UK emergency services is admired around the world, and the skills, expertise and experience of our first responders are honed through extensive programmes of training and exercising. 

the simulation centre is an ideal place for the safe training and exercising of both technical and non-technical skills, employing complex scenarios that accurately mimic the challenges faced by emergency responders as they manage a range of major incidents, emergencies, crises and disasters. 

Current uses of the simulation centre include single- and multi-agency exercises, private-sector exercises and work on the training and testing of individuals from the emergency services, designed to demonstrate capability prior to promotion. Our users compliment the realistic environments that are created, and the accurate reproduction of the stress, uncertainty and resource constraints of real incidents.  

At Coventry University the School of Energy, Construction and Environment (ECE) brings together a range of disciplines that impact upon resilience, emergency planning and incident management, under the umbrella of our well-established BSc and MSc programmes in Emergency Management and Resilience. Specialisms include risk management, incident leadership, emergency planning, training and exercising, business continuity and more. The lecturers are experts in their field and actively research best practice and new technologies.  All this knowledge and educational expertise is available to input and advise on courses in the simulation centre. 

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crowd safety

Through the use of virtual environments, such as festivals, stadia, shopping malls and transport hubs, we are able to simulate every facet of a live show, event or crowded public space - from the front line to the event control centre. The approach enables the testing of decision making of event professionals.

organisational resilience

When every decision matters, high-performing businesses need cutting-edge solutions to ensure their teams are prepared to face every kind of challenge. Whether the threat is intrinsic or extrinsic, realistic environments support the development of teams and plans, enabling organisations to feel confident that they are ready to manage the worst. From business continuity solutions to crisis management and leadership, simulation can provide the confidence that organisations and their investors need.


Utilising digital technology to create a realistic immersive virtual site the simulation centre enables you to work on a construction site. By undertaking real life scenarios and interacting with real people to enhance leadership skills, behavioural health and safety, quality and productivity. Also BIM models can  be displayed.

social media

Social Media and its impact is an important aspect of any business. In recognition of this, we can integrate it into any course. Using the new XVR Media management module we are able to replicate realistic media articles that enables participants how to deal with the media and public reactions in in live exercises.

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