Lessons learned from recent incidents such as the explosion at the Tianjin port in China port, the Daesh attacks on critical infrastructure such as the Zaventem Airport in Brussels, and the Hajj stampede in Mina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reveal the need for continued professional development among emergency management officials and the need to implement best practices before, during and after incidents.
The Chemical Safety Board has identified through 14 investigations that community’s, facility’s or emergency responder’s response to chemical incidents have been deficient. They have issued 46 recommendations that cross-sect multiple areas of emergency planning, preparedness and response.
Each year there are approximately 20,000-30,000 Hazmat incidents from stationary and mobile sources (source: National Response Center database). Many of these incidents involve multi-agency response in collaboration with private industry.
Shipping commodities by rail is an extremely cost-effective means of transportation compared with trucking. Additionally, shipping commodities by rail has proven to be safer than shipping by truck. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) states that there were 15,289 highway incidents in 2017. Despite the safety and security systems in place, there were still 471 derailments resulting in releases of Hazardous Materials (HazMat) in 2017, according to the BTS.
Hospitals in the Abu Dhabi Emirate are taking bold steps forward in preparing their staff members for all types of crises through a new, comprehensive training program. Alliance Solutions Group (ASG) was invited to design, develop and deliver several courses around the Emirate to enhance medical capacity and capability to respond to a crisis.
The Virginia Emergency Management Symposium (VEMS) begins on Wednesday, March 22nd with a series of topics that are important to Virginia’s readiness and resiliency. Alliance Solutions Group’s (ASG) CEO, Robert Campbell, will be delivering a presentation on the use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) across the phases of emergency management.
After several years of research and development, ASG is moving into the next phase of testing of its newest offering for first responders, defense and private industry.
"Demand for this product has been high given the potential to save lives and quickly assess hazardous environments.
As a repeat exhibitor, ASG will be unveiling their latest solutions such as a new Unmanned Aircraft System, the CBRN Challenge event and solutions for keeping defense forces healthy and safe on the battlefield. Join us at Booth 02-A03 to learn more about the latest concepts, tools, training, and exercise platforms used to prepare and protect nations from emerging threats.
Preventing crises from becoming disasters is the focus of a new offering from Alliance Solutions Group (ASG). Today, ASG conducted a seminar at the Emirates Civil Defense Academy in Dubai, UAE on how to implement best practices for pre-incident planning.
The Beyond Virginia calendar highlights success stories for companies based in the state of Virginia. ASG was selected to appear in the calendar, featuring our commitment to environmental, health, safety and emergency preparedness solutions to the public and private sectors, worldwide.