Safe in any situation

Safely operating a fire fighting vehicle is very demanding for the driver, both mentally and physically.
In order to optimally prepare for these challenges, Rosenbauer offers the PANTHER Tactical Simulator for firefighting operations at airports and the ERDS Simulator – Emergency Response Driving Simulator – for emergency journeys on public roads. 
The two fire truck simulators provide fire departments a realistic, cost-saving and risk-free method of training and to prepare emergency crews for their demanding work.


Both simulators can be leased or also purchased. You can request more information here. 

Impresses with

  • Increased training effects
  • Reduced training costs
  • Protects the environment
  • Large variety of incidents
  • Can be analyzed (flying eye)


PANTHER Tactics Simulator

Even though aircraft accidents are rare at airports, airport fire departments must still be prepared for that eventuality. Intervention times are very short, so when the call comes in every action must be correct without hesitation. The crew of an air crash tender must be able to intuitively operate their equipment. This can only be accomplished with long-term repetitive practice. Rosenbauer developed the PANTHER Tactics Simulator for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of such training while simultaneously lowering training costs. The simulator for fire trucks makes it possible to train for situations that could never be re-created in real life, such as the use of foam agents.


Training for airport emergencies


In the PANTHER Tactics Simulator, participants practice operating their technically demanding vehicles as well as specific tactics at their airport. The fire truck simulator can be programmed to integrate all runway traffic. An entire fleet of vehicles can join in the virtual operation. The entire exercise is controlled and monitored by trainers.

With the ability to record the training session and then observe the situation with a bird‘s-eye view, Rosenbauer provides a new and unique way to evaluate and discuss the training session. Training on the simulator helps you get the most out of your training budget, but it also reduces your environmental impact since no actual water, foam, fuel and gas are used.

ERDS - Emergency Response Driving Simulator

Realistic training for emergency driving on public streets does not exist. Experimental emergency driving is prohibited. As a result, the true test of any driver is a real fire call.
The ERDS simulator trains drivers in proper behavior during critical situations that are too dangerous to attempt in real life. Examples of such critical situations include:

  • a bicyclist who runs a red light
  • a headphone-wearing pedestrian who does not hear the emergency siren
  • a car that suddenly veers

 Experience an emergency

A realistic recreation of a truck‘s driving compartment is mounted on a moving platform. This makes it possible to re-create and experience dynamic driving situations. Images of roads and highways - both rural and urban - are projected onto front and side-mounted screens. The software lets the driver individually compile a variety of scenarios. Weather conditions, road conditions and a variety of other realistic traffic situations can be simulated.

Aerial Ladder Tactical Simulator

Operating a ladder is one thing and can be trained in many places but it is quite another thing to set up the ladder right so you can reach the incident right away. As a real training in busy cities is nearly impossible and could be dangerous with traffic being around, Rosenbauer developed a VR (Virtual Reality) based simulation system to train the tactics of setting up a ladder in different situations with various surroundings. 
The trainee walks around in a virtual city, identifies an incident, defines an adequate position where to set up the ladder and then tries to reach the incident.  

Everything virtual, reproducible, appraisable and safe. 

The system can be set up in every medium size classroom, it is easy transportable and quick to install. Therefore, training can be done in this way more often and much easier than doing it outside. Trainees can train every now and then without taking the ladder out of service and without asking for permission in the city for real street training.