Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have recently taken ownership of their all new Hydra Minerva Training Facility, based at Essex County Fire and Rescue Services Headquarters at Kelvedon Park. This is an extensive upgrade on the older Hydra Facility that was already in place at our older premise in Basildon, which had been running Hydra Software since 2006. The new suite has brought with it all new technologies to assist in the safe learning environment that is Hydra, and will enable us to make the learning experience more immersive than we have had in previous exercises.
The building was handed over to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on the 4th July 2014, and the facilitators alongside the help of the Hydra team have been working hard in collaboration to make this facility operational and ready for Hydra Exercises. We are fortunate enough to benefit from newer technologies such as monitoring systems controlled by iPad’s, CCTV systems with pan tilt zoom capabilities and microphones that allow you to hear even the quietest of people. The basis of our facility was to promote and encourage joint working with other Hydra Suites within the Hydra Forum, and more locally support multi agency working within purpose built Hydra Exercises, whilst also opening our doors to organisations that don’t have the benefits of such an advanced Hydra Suite, and introducing them into the world of Hydra.
Our facility has already offered its services to participate in the trial of the new version of Hydra Cloud, as we are fortunate enough to have a potential 10 syndicate rooms within our facility, making use of the newly talked about facilities within the Hydra Cloud software of extensive syndicate working.
Our suite currently has the following facilities.
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