How Chester County HAZMAT Team are Embracing New Technologies
Today’s Hazmat Teams are constantly looking for ways to respond more effectively. Chester County has focused on ensuring their team is always Fully Mission Capable (FMC). Their efficiency has been transformed through the proactive management tools D4H Technologies offer.
Chester County HazMat Team operates as part of the Chester County Emergency Management Division. A full-time County HazMat Coordinator handles the day to day operations. The team is comprised of 30 members who come from the various Fire Stations throughout the county, who are part-time employees when they respond to an incident and during team training.
Training for the HazMat team members is held twice a month to maintain their certification as HazMat Technicians. The team operations out of a station at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester Pa. The team operates two response vehicles, a containment trailers, and a support POD with mass decontamination tents.
The principal mission of the team is to assist the Incident Commander in mitigating or minimizing the effects of a Hazardous Material incident on the population and to the property and environment of Chester County by safely controlling, containing or neutralizing the hazardous material. For this reason, there is a massive emphasis on readiness for response which the D4H implementation was all about.
D4H is multi-award-winning Response Team Management software which is designed especially for the preparation, management, analysis, and prevention of incidents. The software is available as a complete suite or can be broken down into independent modules D4H Personnel & Training, D4H Equipment Management, D4H™ Live Response and D4H Incident Reporting & Analytics.
Automating key processes such as inventory management. Enables the team to reduce administrative burden and focus on higher-value strategic activities like training and exercising.
Jeff Emmons, Chester County Hazmat Coordinator “Tracking equipment inspections, expirations and varying calibrations in D4H has been a game changer for our team management. We’re now proactively alerted when we need to do something and are no longer drowning in a sea of paperwork”
D4H Readiness & Response software is the complete but modular solution used by thousands of emergency response teams and corporations around the world to professionally manage their incidents, personnel, and equipment.
D4H supports over 70.000 responders and tracks over 15 million hours of response data every year from terrorist attacks to natural disasters, from maritime emergencies to chemical spills.
We don’t simply support responders, we are responders. We have a duty to innovate; to keep improving our software through response team’s feedback combined with the latest technologies available. We lead the field by leveraging our own experiences, constantly testing our solutions and striving to be the best at supporting our customer’s mission.