Last week was the annual XVR User Group Meeting for our Dutch-speaking users. The Safety Campus of Safety Region Twente provided the backdrop and the almost 40 attendees were enthusiastic and engaged

During the presentations of the new functions and features of XVR On Scene 2023 our Dutch users were particularly thrilled about the improvements to Task Logic. The XVR Task Logic system allows builders to prepare various standard operating procedures ahead of time with the flexibility to assign different personnel to carry them out. For XVR On Scene 2023, various usability and workflow improvements will make this system even more useful and flexible for scenario builders and operators. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more updates on our improved task logic system.

This year, we heard from two guest speakers who each demonstrated the way they use the XVR platform for training different incident command skills:

First up was Stef Quintens from WOBRA (Provincial Training Center for Security Services, West-Vlaamse Opleidingscentrum for Brandweer-, Reddings- en Ambulancediensten) in Belgium. He presented an elaborate mall scenario in which the sprinklers were out of order when a fire erupted close to a mattress store. The scenario featured many surprising twists and turns and focused on training communication skills, distractions, and positioning for the incident commanders, and is part of their active training curriculum.

In the afternoon, Ryan Littel from Safety Region Noord-Holland Noord presented his contribution for the XVR Community contest in detail, an enormous scenario created specifically for dive team leaders. By law, dive team leaders in the Netherlands must go through a refresher course every 4 years to stay competent, and this scenario