OptiMetrics, Inc. Releasing New Version of ADASHI First Response After Changes in Government Procedures and Policies

Bel Air, MD - New features have been added to the latest version of ADASHI First Response (Automated Decision Aid System for Hazardous Incidents) software to help First Responders save time after an incident.  The new version is now available. The National Incident Management System (NIMS), which was created as a result of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, requires jurisdictions to adopt nationwide principles and processes in order for all Federal, State, tribal and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together. Jurisdictionsare required to complete and file Incident Command System (ICS) forms after each incident. ADASHI First Response automatically fills in the applicable forms using entered data as well as generated maps, Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (ALOHA) hazard models, meteorological data and checklists. The improvement was made after first responders expressed concern over the amount of time and detail it took to fill out the ICS forms. This newest feature of ADASHI First Response has been added to an already impressive toolset for first responders. The toolset includes real-time critical hazard warnings, agent discovery tools, extensive public safety guidance, standard operating procedures for each hazard type, and personal protective equipment recommendations and break-through times. Airborne hazards, current weather, and guidance are displayed on a street and building level map of the region.  This common operating picture assists first responders in making precise decisions in terms of evacuation and treatment of the agent.ADASHI was originally created in a partnership between OptiMetrics, Inc. and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. It was licensed exclusively to OptiMetrics, Inc. to sell to Firefighters, Police, Hazmat, EMS and similar organizations. ADASHI is based on the EPA’s CAMEO/ALOHA, DOT’s Emergency Response Guide 2004, NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (“NPG”), National Safety Council’s Chemical Backgrounders, NTP’s Long and Short Term Studies, EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (“TRI”), and USCG’s Chemical Hazards Response Information System (“CHRIS”). ADASHI’s integration toolset provides first responders with user-friendly environment that provides critical information with only a few clicks of a mouse.This latest version will be demonstrated in upcoming Fire, HazMat and Police conferences throughout the country, including EPA Emergency Preparedness & Prevention Conference in Baltimore, MD, December 5th-6th, US SOCOM Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Conference and Expo in Tampa, FL, December 5th-7th, Fire-Rescue East in Jacksonville, FL, January 27th-28th, and Firehouse World in San Diego, CA February 19th-23rd. Please visit www.ADASHI.org for the complete listing of 2006 Conferences where demonstrations will be available.   Contact:Alex Menkes, Program ManagerPhone: (410) 569-6081 x. 111Fax: (410) 836-0229Email: amenkes@ADASHI.orgWebsite: www.ADASHI.org