Emergency Preparedness Center
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CENTER (EPC)
mission of the Emergency Preparedness Center of the CyberSecurity and
Preparedness Institute (CSEPI-EPC) is to research and develop
techniques and methodologies to enable rapid effective response to chemical or
other incidents, occurring unprompted or due to deliberate sabotage by
terrorists. The goal is to provide involved chemical, and appropriate response,
information to first responders in a timely, accurate and facile manner in order
to salvage the maximum out of the disaster, whether in terms of lives saved or
property rescued. Industries dealing in hazardous materials (HazMat) are
required to file stored chemical and planned response information by various
local, state and federal agencies. However, these are currently stored in paper
form and thus almost impossible to gain access to the right information during
stress-filled emergency situations. Electronic storage and retrieval is
fast, easy and simple, but requires thoughtful implementation to ensure
information security. Thus, the Center is concerned with researching this
aspect of the Emergency Preparedness issue.
UT Dallas teamed up with the Region 6 office of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) to develop a program to store and disseminate chemical and response information.
The resulting system, known as
is a web-based HazMat response information system that provides fast, easy
and secure access to first
responders. EPA and DHS have funded the project to four
million dollars thus far to vastly expand the program to reach most of
EPA Region 6 community involved with emergency response to chemical incidents.
Click here to view HAZMAT DEMO SITE INSTRUCTIONS
The objectives of the Emergency
Preparedness Center are as follows:
1. Research and develop products and services for
effective Emergency Preparedness.
2. Foster continued interaction between Emergency
Preparedness personnel from Government agencies, Industry and Academia to
effectively pursue above goal.
3. Develop and administer courses to train Emergency
Preparedness personnel in latest techniques.
The local, state and federal governments, students, faculty and school administrators, individual contributors, and
private businesses interested in becoming partners with
of Texas of Dallas
in the Emergency
Mr. Bao Tran
Director of Emergency Preparedness Center
CyberSecurity and Emergency Preparedness Institute
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021