A new era of technology has arrived to empower incident commanders and response teams with early event assessment software. A combination of cloud-connected gas monitoring equipment and cloud-hosted dispersion modeling software automates the process of visualizing a chemical or toxic gas release. Blackline Safety partnered with Vlahi Systems to integrate the real-time, location-based gas sensor data from its cloud-connected G7 personal and G7 EXO area gas detectors with the live weather data flowing into Vlahi’s CERES plume modeling software. This data, combined with advanced algorithms, allows responders to visualize the downwind gas concentrations and direction of a release allowing them to make informed decisions on how to better manage the incident and keep first responders and the public safe. Combining real-world field conditions, real-time gas sensor readings, changing wind patterns, responders’ locations and where other assets are deployed is a game changer in commanding an effective incident response. Click here for more.