Eris Haz Fact

 

Problem: 

MERI’s Emergency Response Information System (ERIS) is an interactive web mapping tool for emergency responders from towns within the Hackensack Meadowlands District. One feature of ERIS is the Pre-Plan information sheet which provides an efficient way for emergency responders to record and view information describing critical building features. Responders do not have the time and/or man power to enter building attributes in to the system, therefore the system is not yet being used to its full potential.

Objective:

Populate the building pre-plan information sheet with data for the town of East Rutherford with data received from the East Rutherford Fire Department.

Strategy:

Manually enter East Rutherford building attribute data into the system. Once this town’s database is populated and becomes an integral part of emergency response protocol, this town will serve as a pilot to promote similar practices in other towns within the Hackensack Meadowlands District.

Activities:

  • Receive and standardize building attribute data from the East Rutherford Fire Department
  • Input data into the pre-plan sheet within ERIS
  • Provide any additional support needed by East Rutherford in using the system
  • Use this town’s pre plan sheets as a way to promote the system in the rest of the towns with the District

Deliverables:

A populated pre-plan database for the Borough of East Rutherford which will aid in emergency response efforts and serve as a template for other towns to follow.

  • Last updated: November 27, 2018