Department of Energy Sites First to Use Breakthrough Emergency Response Training System

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In March, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites across the country will begin training with AlphaACT™ HAZMAT, a web-based training solution developed by AlphaTRAC, Inc., for emergency responders who must deal with hazardous chemical releases.

AlphaACT HAZMAT System

AlphaACT HAZMAT System

We are attempting to revolutionize crisis decision-making

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DOE’s Office of Emergency Management funded a complex-wide pilot program. Through sponsorship from this office, the use of AlphaACT HAZMAT Basic by DOE contractors, subcontractors and personnel is available free of charge, while two paid upgrade options (Pro and Pro Plus) are available to the DOE community.

AlphaACT HAZMAT is an emergency preparedness decision-making training system that emergency responders can use to train when they want, where they want, in as little as ten to fifteen minutes. The scenario-based system allows users to accelerate their emergency response preparedness by compressing infrequently seen situations into hours of effective crisis response training. Following launch, the system will draw from the experiences of the response community.

"We are attempting to revolutionize crisis decision-making," said C. Reed Hodgin, President of AlphaTRAC. "Our web-based platform and the introduction of a groundbreaking approach to experience-based training using artificial intelligence technologies positions DOE on the cutting edge of crisis training."

AlphaACT HAZMAT goes beyond the kind of training solutions currently available to emergency response personnel. With AlphaACT HAZMAT, emergency responders can:

  •     Work from many browser-enabled devices
  •     Link to a nationwide database of scenarios that will grow with scenarios created and shared by emergency responders
  •     Learn from patterns revealed by an artificial intelligence program called a pattern recognition engine
  •     Customize the system to their preferences and track their learning progress
  •     Go head-to-head with other responders in friendly competition
  •     Join a “virtual team room” with other members of the user community

For more information about AlphaACT HAZMAT, visit

About AlphaTRAC

AlphaTRAC provides comprehensive solutions for clients who prepare for and respond to crises and hazardous material emergencies.

We specialize in:

  •     Crisis and combat decision support solutions
  •     Hazards-based emergency decision systems
  •     Atmospheric hazards, risk, and vulnerability assessments
  •     Assessment and modeling technology
  •     Emergency planning and preparedness
  •     Real-time emergency response

Based in Westminster, Colorado, AlphaTRAC was founded in 1992 with the vision of saving lives and ensuring mission success in crisis situations.

AlphaTRAC’s staff includes experts in emergency planning, decision-making psychology, risk assessment, environmental engineering, nuclear and chemical engineering, operational and strategic training, dispersion modeling, meteorology, software development, and risk communication.

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