Resources

ALOHA Fact Sheet

ALOHA Software

ALOHA is the hazard modeling software program for the CAMEO software suite, which is used widely to plan for and respond to chemical/hazardous materials emergencies.

Ask Rail

AskRail™ App

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.

CAMEO Chemical Database

CAMEO Chemical Database

CAMEO is a system of software applications used to plan for and respond to chemical/hazardous materials emergencies and to assist first responders.

CHEMTREC

CHEMTREC

CHEMTREC is the definitive resource and serves as a round-the-clock solutions provider of immediate critical response information for incidents involving hazmat and dangerous goods.

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

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 AAR)

Field Guide to Tank Cars (AAR)

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

Summary: Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making

Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making (Summary)

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.

MARPLOT Software

MARPLOT Software

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.

Rail Crossing Locator

Rail Crossing Locator

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.

SecureNow

SecureNow

A map-based geographical train and rail car monitoring tool allowing homeland security and emergency management centers to track CSX trains in real-time.

WISER

WISER

WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.