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Mid-America Transportation Center

Real-Time Emergency Communication System for HazMat Incidents (REaCH) – Phase II


University of Nebraska Omaha

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Principal Investigator
Ann Fruhling
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Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided
USDOT: $136,310
UNO: $74,768
UNMC: $10,580
Total Project Cost
$ 221,658
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Brief Description of Research Project
The goal of this project to develop a system to help minimize the impact to first responders’ health during a transportation related HAZMAT incident. We will develop a dashboard prototype that integrates health and environmental data that is collected using IoT sensors. This data will allow the Incident Commander and Safety Officer make strategic decisions to protect first responders and transportation workers. The prototype system is called REaCH – Real-Time Emergency Communication System for HAZMAT Incidents. REaCH will include real-time health monitoring of first responders and transportation workers through wearable devices that monitor exposure to hazardous materials.
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  • Safety and Human Performance
  • Systems
  • Workforce Development