SAFER Systems, an acronym for "Systematic Approach For Emergency Response," is born.
SAFER Systems completes work on the first computer-based, chemical emergency management system - a rudimentary predecessor of its SAFER Real-Time® system.
The first commercial SAFER Real-Time® emergency response application is installed in a chlor-alkali plant in Houston, Texas. SAFER Systems purchases a Slipstream motor home (named "MERV" for Mobile Emergency Response Vehicle) and prepare to drive the entire Gulf and East Coasts to demonstrate the product.
Major chemical tragedy occurs at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, raising worldwide awareness of chemical hazards. Interest in SAFER Systems' Real-Time® product increases exponentially.
First SAFER Real-Time® system with complex terrain is installed at Bhopal plant's sister plant in the U.S., marking first time terrain is incorporated into an emergency response program. First SAFER Real-Time® installations in the Middle East and Europe.
The 1st version of Toxic Release Analysis of Chemical Emissions (SAFER TRACE™) is released.
SAFER invents "single sensor, single moment in time" back calculation concept.
Fire & explosion modeling is introduced in SAFER Real-Time®.
Both SAFER Systems programs (Real-Time® and TRACE™) are migrated to Microsoft Windows platform. First Windows-based product deployment takes place at Alcan in Canada.
SAFER Systems jointly develops a system for transportation accident response with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and begins work with the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) in Little Rock, Arkansas to refine the system as an emergency management tool for the transportation industry. SAFER STAR® (System for Transportation Accident Response) is born! On December 31, 1999 (with Y2K doomsday predictions lurking), SAFER terminates all "old" versions of its software. All versions going forward are Windows-based.
SAFER Systems moves into petrochemical arena. The first SAFER STAR® installation takes place with the Luxembourg Civil Defense Agency.
SAFER Real-Time® Version 9.0 is released, including the patent pending, ground-breaking technology for release rate estimation: Advanced Back Calculation (ABC). SAFER Systems releases an integrated GIS program to the chemical industry. The combination of GIS and AreaRAE gas sensors make it work.
All Class 1 railroads in North America adopt SAFER STAR® as their response application.
SAFER Systems forms a business alliance with RAE Systems, a leading manufacturer of portable gas monitoring systems. Gas measurement and GPS information sent by these sensors integrates with SAFER Systems' software applications. SAFER Systems is issued a U.S. Patent for Estimation of Toxic Substance Release (ABC).
SAFER Systems introduces ChemPark for chemical industrial park use. The State of Michigan purchases SAFER STAR®, allowing statewide HAZMAT response.
SAFER Real-Time® Version 10 introduced, featuring support for Open Path sensors, Source Area Locator™ to determine the source area of a chemical release, Internet weather data integration and more. Homeland Responder ™ (U.S.) and Hazmat Responder™ (International markets) Version 1 chemical emergency management solutions introduced for hazmat/first responders, government emergency management & environmental protection agencies, and the military.
New specialized analysis and decision support model, Combustion Analysis Model™ (CAM), introduced for those involved in dealing with Industrial and transportation-related chemical fires.
SAFER Systems celebrates 30 years of providing technological advancements in the field of chemical emergency management and response to both industry and government agencies.
Platform Management LLC has assumed the General Manager role at SAFER Systems LLC. Steven Mines and Ionel Nechiti are directly involved in managing the day to day strategic operations of the business.
SAFER Systems has expanded its business and technology departments with enhancements that focus on engineering support, corporate accounts, and alliance partners.