How do you do what you do?
Just a quick question, how is your team activated and what goes on what situation. Also what does your agency consider a HM team response?
The team I'm on covers the northern half of DuPage county, Illinois, about 500,000 residents in a suburban setting. We have 3 trailers and 2 "rapid response squads" We are called out through a mutual aid network MABAS when a stricken jurisdiction requests us. For the amount of industry we have and the amount of highway, rail and even air we have in the area I can't understand why we aren't busier. Also Our system is a bit slow in my opinion, but I'm from a TRT, Water background where time is more than important.
Thanks for the reply