HM-1 is used as the primary response vehicle to incidents involving hazardous materials and suspected incidents of homeland security, including chemical, biological, radiological, and other emergencies. The vehicle, including built-in equipment, was manufactured by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, WI, at a cost of almost $1.2 million. Funding was provided through a federal UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative) grant. The truck, put in service early 2015, has a tremendous amount of capabilities. It has more storage, analytical capabilities, and the ability to link ‘live’ with Transtar and the Harris County EOC.