The Federal Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program, provided through the Department of Transportation (DOT), assists Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) to complete commodity flow and hazard analyses studies. It also helps identify resource deficiencies in terms of equipment and/or First Responder training in compliance with NFPA 472.
"In the latest reporting period HMEP grantees have accomplished 434 commodity flow and hazard analyses, developed or updated 1,152 plans, conducted 876 exercises, and helped 1,442 LEPCs."
—HMEP 2014 Grant Program Fact Sheet
These plans should be updated every five (5) years.
Emergency Management Directors, First Responders and Fire Departments cannot plan for events involving hazardous materials if they don’t know what they are potentially dealing with. Fixed facilities report what chemicals they use in their processes and/or store on their grounds and this information is available to County Emergency Management Directors via the Tier II report.
Highway, rail, air and water transportation of hazardous materials is a different animal. Our study helps identify those hazardous manifests to insure proper planning, training and response strategies.
As experienced fire service professionals, we understand the challenges associated with training needs and response requirements. We will work with your First Responders and county fire chiefs in a supportive manner, and not compliance orientated. It’s not just collecting data and spewing out results. It’s about working together to help insure the health and safety of everyone—the citizens you serve and your First Responders!
RFP’s welcome, or contact us for further information.
5 Bugle has completed Commodity Flow and Responder Training Assessments for the following WI Counties: