Mission Statement Chemical Hazard Information Team (CHIT)
To provide chemical and safety information and guidance to local emergency responders in the event of hazardous material incidents.
- Maintain a cadre of local specialists in related disciplines to assist emergency responders.
- Provide funding and training opportunities for CHIT members and local emergency responders.
- Supply specialized materials such as: software, equipment and a reference library.
In 1989, Environmental Emergency Services, Inc. (E.E.S.), a not-for-profit organization maintaining its offices in Corning, expanded its services to include a Chemical Hazard Information Team (C.H.I.T.). The CHIT was formed to broaden and enhance the service already provided by E.E.S. to the counties of Steuben and Chemung in supplying up-to-the-minute river levels to communities throughout the Chemung River Basin (Flood Warning Service).