A mobile app is a safety tool that provides first responders immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying so they can make an informed decision about how to respond to a rail emergency.
PHMSA's 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.
Field Guide to Tank Cars is intended to be used by emergency responders and others involved with railroad tank cars. It provides information on the types, safety systems, stenciling, and markings of tank cars utilized to transport regulated (hazardous materials/dangerous goods) and nonregulated commodities
A rail incident, whether it is freight or passenger, is a low frequency/high impact event that can overwhelm a municipality. Even though rail resources will be dispatched, local first responders will be the first on the scene and will be responsible to manage the incident until other assets arrive.
The Mapping Application for Response, Planning, and Local Operational Tasks (MARPLOT) is the mapping program for the CAMEO software suite. MARPLOT is known for the easy-to-use GIS interface which is widely used to plan for and respond to chemical/hazardous materials emergencies.
A planning tool. Users enter a specific location and the app locate highway-grade crossings in their area and important information, such as the physical characteristics of a crossing and the type of traffic control devices used.
WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.