National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)

National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)

The Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) has selected NCEC’s Head of Emergency Response, Dan Haggarty, to help produce new national guidance for firefighters responding to incidents involving hazardous materials. Dan Haggarty will join CFOA’s project board and will draw on his experience working for Ricardo-AEA’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) to fulfil a governance role in preparation of in-depth advice on the risks associated with hazardous materials and how to respond to them during an emergency.

The work builds on the 24/7 emergency telephone advice that the NCEC provides to its clients around the world, enabling organisations to safely respond to chemical incidents and provide accurate information to emergency services.

Dan Haggarty commented: “I’m very happy to be joining the project board for the National Operational Guidance Programme. NCEC is in a unique position to support the development of this advice thanks to our experience operating the UK’s chemical emergency centre for over 40 years and our work globally, advising business and industry on chemical emergencies.”

CFOA’s hazardous materials guidance is expected to be added to its National Operational Guidance Programme during 2016.

Dan and other members of the NCEC team will be available on stand R14 at the Emergency Services Show, providing information on Chemsafe – the 24/7/365 national advice service freely available to the emergency services in dealing with chemical incidents, and Chemdata – the industry leading hazardous chemical database.

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