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Dutch King visits Portuguese Fire College

Yesterday, His Majesty King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Portuguese ‘Escola Nacional de Bombeiros’ (ENB), the National Fire Service College.

As part of a state visit programme, Mr. José Ferreira, president of ENB and Mr. Vitor Reis, director of ENB, presented the wildfire simulation training centre to the royal guests.

Following the presentation, the ENB team showcased the training methodology with a demo exercise using virtual reality. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima showed a lot of interest in the Portuguese-Dutch cooperation and addressed the importance of wildfire training given the recent large wildfires Portugal has had to fight.

In March last year, we were delighted to welcome His Majesty King Willem-Alexander in Paris during a project presentation with the Paris Fire Brigade. XVR Simulation would like to take this opportunity to thank His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima for their continued interest in the developments of simulation training.

To this regard we would also like to express our gratitude to the Dutch Embassies and Business Centers around the world for supporting XVR Simulation in promoting our products and services in the respective countries, and for their continuous support in expanding the local networks. The professional and pleasant cooperation is of vital importance for XVR Simulation’s growth in many local markets. We owe special thanks to Dutch Ambassador Jacques Werner in Singapore for opening our subsidiary in Singapore last year, and to Ambassador Govert Jan Bijl de Vroe and his team for arranging today’s visit of the His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen.