SAFER Systems unveils free chemical emergency response smartphone app. With real-time weather and traffic data
A must-have, “first on scene” tool for every first responder
SAFER Systems, the world’s leading chemical emergency response solutions provider, is proud to announce the debut of SAFER Mobile Response™. SAFER Mobile is a smartphone and tablet supported application that integrates the trusted 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2012) with the power of Google Maps™, Google Traffic™, and live weather updates and forecasting. The app puts crucial data at the fingertips of first responders and emergency services personnel when called to the scene of a hazardous materials incident. The app is now available for free via iTunes or the Google Play store.
“First responders the world over recognize the ERG2012 as a trusted source for initial protective information and response guidance,” said SAFER Systems President, Allen Edmond. “We’ve taken that static, printed information and brought it to life in the more easily accessible environment of smartphones and tablets. SAFER Mobile Response converts the ERG protective distance charts into visual hazard zones and identifies key points of concern at risk using Google Maps and Google Places.”
“The app takes the widely accepted ERG2012 hazard zone guidance to the next level with real-time weather and traffic data. It will help responders plan their way to the incident scene and identify key municipal amenities at risk,” said SAFER System Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Bob Gerow. “SAFER Mobile Response ensures the guide’s crucial information is available, anywhere, anytime.”
SAFER Mobile ResponseTM is just one of the ways SAFER Systems continues to lead in the preparation for and mitigation of hazardous events. For decades, the company has been one of the most trusted names in chemical facility emergency management with a growing client list that is a who’s-who of the chemical industry and response agencies.
About SAFER Systems: SAFER Systems is the leader in chemical emergency response solutions. For more than 30 years, its software has been used by the leading chemical facilities around the globe to assist in preparedness for and mitigation of chemical emergencies. Among the more than 600 clients of SAFER are Agrium, Bayer, BP, DuPont, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Monsanto, OxyChem, PCS and Shell as well as leading transportation companies such as BNSF, CSX, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, CN Rail and Canadian Pacific Railway. SAFER’s real-time, consequence assessment software has won numerous awards and is the only product of its kind to use full weather station and gas sensor data with patented algorithms that support source location and release rate estimation. For more information, visit www.safersystem.com .
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