Chemical Hazard Information Team

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.

CHIT Responsibilities

  1. Maintain a cadre of local specialists in related disciplines to assist emergency responders.
  2. Provide funding and training opportunities for CHIT members and local emergency responders.
  3. 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).