Higgins Corporation Participates in Tri-State HazMat Drill

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Higgins Corporation was pleased to team with the Tri-State Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Team for a Functional Exercise on November 9, 2011 in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

Higgins Corporation was pleased to team with the Tri-State Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Team for a Functional Exercise on November 9, 2011 in Blackstone, Massachusetts. The scenario included heavy winds, rains and an incident involving 20 train cars jumping the tracks and catching fire.

The exercise was designed to establish a learning environment for players to exercise emergency response plans, policies and procedures in a mutual aid scenario. Representatives from numerous agencies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island took part in the planning process as well as the exercise execution and evaluation.

Higgins representatives; Chris Mulready, Craig Nielsen, Kathleen Agid and Peter Caliri observed and assisted as New London Fire Department ran the Accountability Solution in order to accurately credential and track participants. Fire Chief Ronald Samul of the New London, CT Fire Department said, “Utilizing our Salamander Accountability System, sold and supported by Higgins Corporation, has proven to be the perfect solution for us locally, regionally and now on a multi-state basis. All personnel associated with this drill were checked into the system, tracked and checked-out during demobilization without a glitch.”

Chief Sweeney of Blackstone, MA added, “This system was brought in and set up in minutes, resolving identification and accountability issues which left undone would adversely affect an ongoing emergency. If the wrong people are allowed onto a scene, it could prove life-threatening.”

About Higgins Corporation

Higgins Corporation has been serving New England for 50 years. With locations in all New England states, Higgins offers complete secure photo ID solutions utilizing barcode and smart card technology to enable at-a-glance visual verification. Our platform of products includes state-of-the-art emergency personnel and first responder tracking systems, photo identification solutions, visitor and vendor management and much more.

Higgins delivers innovative solutions to help you manage, share and protect your business information. Whether you need ID solutions, computer networking, positive patient ID, business, point of sale or tracking software we welcome the opportunity to share our expertise in helping you realize your organization's goals. For more information please visit http://www.higgins3.com.

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