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New DNREC Emergency Response Team video
details work of department’s first responders
DOVER (Nov. 17, 2014) – A new video on DNREC's YouTube Channel features the department’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), DNREC’s first responders for releases of hazardous materials and for environmental emergencies. The new video provides an overview of the team and a look into their demanding line of work at a moment’s notice.
DNREC’s ERT responds to an average of over 300 incidents per year, often working them in conjunction with the State of Delaware’s Emergency Response Team, which entails the DNREC Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances Environmental Prevention & Response Section (EPRS), DNREC’s Office of Community Services’ Environmental Crimes Unit (ECU), the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Delaware State Fire School, Delaware State Police, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), Department of Health & Social Services Division of Public Health, and local fire companies.
For more information on the State Emergency Response Team, please visit http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/dwhs/EPR/Pages/StateEmergencyResponseTeam.aspx
Vol. 44, No. 401