Hazardous Materials Incident Support

Hazardous Materials Placards
Hazardous materials placards. (from oregon.gov)
Hazardous materials incidents are dangerous for victims, rescuers, and the local population. One of the biggest threats in such an incident is the downwind propagation of the hazardous material.

For instance, suppose a train derails in Norman, Oklahoma at Main Street. Initial response reveals that one of the US-DOT placards on a ruptured tanker car indicates that chlorine has spilled. The response will rely heavily on wind speed and direction measurements, as operations must set up a safe area for incident command and then must also decide where evacuations should be ordered.

With the MRESS system set up near the incident, the system will provide analysis of atmospheric conditions that impact propagation of the hazardous material and thus the response itself. The system can be deployed with data streaming to a web application that a dispatcher can view on any standard web browser. A Hazmat Team Drill
Photo of hazardous materials departmental training exercise in Biddeford Maine. (from biddefordmaine.org)
Additionally, fire personnel are welcome to directly monitor the system's output locally and relay reports over radio as they see fit.

MRESS availability for hazardous materials response is currently limited by distance. Agencies seeking support in Oklahoma or locations near Oklahoma should contact us for more information. No guarantees of availability are made, and no liability is to be implied. This is a personal operation and availability is at the mercy of personal schedules.