Resources

The Fusion Center is a free, voluntary, confidential and secure web-based portal that serves as a data and information network for hazmat teams, first responders, federal, state, and local agencies and the private sector. On this page, you’ll find resources to help improve your knowledge of and response to hazmat incidents.

ALOHA Software

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. - See more at: https://www.iafc.org/topics-and-tools/resources/resource/chemtrec#sthash.0S0MISyN.dpuf

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and App

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and App

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

Summary: Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making

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.

NFPA Standards and Recommended Practices for Hazmat

NFPA Standards and Recommended Practices for Hazmat

This recommended practice applies to all organizations that have responsibilities when responding to hazardous materials incidents and recommends standard operating guidelines for responding to such incidents. Planning procedures, policies, and application of procedures for incident levels, personal protective equipment, decontamination, safety, and communications are specifically covered in this recommended practice.

NIOSH Pocket Guide

NIOSH Pocket Guide

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards.

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.