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.

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  • ALOHA Software

ALOHA Software

Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (ALOHA)
  • Firefighter views the AskRail app on mobile phone

AskRail (TM) App

Immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazmat a railcar is carrying so responders can make informed decisions.
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Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT)

Training for response involving rail transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids.
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CAMEO Chemical Database

Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO)
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Cargo Ship Disaster in Texas City (Lessons Learned)

Lessons learned from the Texas City Disaster
  • Patient transport

Chemical Suicide Response

Quick reference 2-pager and webinar that introduce chemical-assisted suicides, describe real-life examples, provide response guidance.
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CHEMTREC

Public service hotline where first responders can get information and help for emergency incidents involving chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Class I Railroads

Class I-III Freight Rail Network

Reference info on private rail network including maps, company hazmat team contacts and more.
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Emergency Management and Response - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (abstract)

Promotes critical infrastructure protection by sharing emerging threat information with emergency services sector departments and agencies.
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Emergency Response Guide for Excavators, Landowners & Farmers

TransCanada summary and tips for public safety and pipeline location and markers.
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Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and App

A go-to manual and app to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents.
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Ethanol Fixed Facilities - Assessment and Guide

A guide for emergency response professionals in response to an ethanol emergency.
  • FEMA CBRN Office Chemical Responder Information Sheet 1280x720

FEMA CBRN Office | Chemical Responder Information Sheet

The ChemResponder Responder Network will provide an operational tool to collect, manage and share chemical data during an emergency.
  • FEMA CBRN Office COSS Information Sheet 1280x720

FEMA CBRN Office | COSS Information Sheet

The COSS bridges response and chemical knowledge to minimize the impact of potential/actual incidents involving release of hazardous chemicals.
  • Field Guide to Tank Cars AAR V2 1280x720

Field Guide to Tank Cars (AAR)

Types, safety systems, stenciling, and markings of tank cars that transport regulated (hazmat/dangerous goods) and nonregulated commodities.
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Flammable Liquid Unit Trains Resource Sheet

Transportation rail incident preparedness & response fact sheet.
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Fusion Center Meetings Presentations

Presentations from the National Hazmat Fusion Center Western Symposium
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H2Tools Portal

Online resource for response training, tools and networking around safety aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
  • Hazard Classification Expanded Guide 1280x720

Hazard Classification - Expanded Guide

Summarizes OSHA and U.S. DOT hazard classifications information.
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Hazmat Resource Organizations

Organizations who offer various Hazmat resources.
  • Hazmat Resource Publications 1280x720

Hazmat Resource Publications

Hazmat related publications
  • Historic Hazmat Cases 1280x720

Historical Hazmat Case Studies

Case studies illustrate lessons from the past to contribute to effective future response.
  • IAFC KnowledgeNet

IAFC KnowledgeNet

Discuss issues and solutions with other IAFC members online, share SOPs and other resources
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IAFC Letter to TSA on hazmat placards

Letter to the Transportation Security Administration regarding the issue of removing hazardous materials placards from rail cars...
  • IAFC Public Safety GIS Viewer wildfire, wind and weather map

IAFC Public Safety GIS Viewer

An interactive introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) for first responders and how it can assist daily operations.
  • Pipeline

Integrity Management Programs

Programs developed to maintain the integrity of High Consequence Areas (HCAs)
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Maritime Administration (MARAD)

MARAD balances the needs of safety, security, the environment and commercial mobility for water transport.
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MARPLOT Software

Mapping Application for Response, Planning, and Local Operational Tasks (MARPLOT)
  • Model Procedures for Responding to a Package with Suspicion of a Biological Threat 1280x720

Model Procedures for Responding to a Package with Suspicion of a Biological Threat

A framework for first-arriving emergency personnel addressing suspicious letters, packages or containers.
  • National Hazardous Materials Fusion Center - Focus Groups Report 1280x720

National Hazardous Materials Fusion Center - Focus Groups Report

Summary report: Findings after focus groups conducted regarding Hazmat Fusion Center Needs.
  • National Hazmat Fusion Center Symposia Report, 2009 1280x720

National Hazmat Fusion Center Symposia Report, 2009

Report on the Eastern and Western Symposia, held by the Hazmat Fusion Center in 2009.
  • Pipeline

National Pipeline Mapping System

NPMS contains information about hazardous liquid and gas transmission pipelines under the jurisdiction of US DOT PHMSA.
  • NFPA Standards and Recommended Practices for Hazmat 1280x720

NFPA Standards and Recommended Practices for Hazmat

List of over 20 key, hazmat-related NFPA standards and recommended practices.
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards 1280x720

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Key information and data in abbreviated tabular form for 677 chemicals/substance groupings commonly found in the work environment.
  • Pipeline Incidents Safety Brief 1280x720

Pipeline Incidents Safety Brief

Signs of a potential pipeline leak and safety process.
  • Propane and Gas Safety in Flooding Conditions_ EMR-ISAC InfoGram, Nov. 2012 1280x720

Propane and Gas Safety in Flooding Conditions: EMR-ISAC InfoGram, Nov. 2012

Tips and resources for responding to incidents involving propane and gas in different circumstances.
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Rail Crossing Locator Mobile App

Locates highway-grade crossings and other information (physical characteristics of a crossing, type of traffic control devices used, etc.).
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Rail Tank Car Incident in Kingman, AZ (Lessons Learned)

Lessons learned from this event Rail Tank Car Incident - Kingman, AZ
  • Regional Rail Response Training Course Resources 1280x720

Regional Rail Response Training Course Resources

A regional 8-hour training on Rail Response.
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Rural Guide for Rail

Guidance toward working with your specific railroad to create or revise emergency response plans for a rail emergency.
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Safety Brief - Explosive Cargo Trucks - Response Considerations

This briefing outlines the safe and proper response to roadway incidents involving the transport of commercial explosives.
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Safety Brief: Bakken Crude Oil - Rail Response Considerations

Hazmat Committee's briefing for IAFC members and other first responders regarding safety alerts for handling derailments, issued by PHMSA.
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Safety on Scene: Crude Oil Trains - What Fire Chiefs Need to Know

The safety on the scene of Crude Oil Trains – What Fire Chiefs Need to Know
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SecureNOW

Real-time, map-based geographical CSX train and rail car monitoring tool for homeland security and emergency management centers.
  • Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making 1280x720

Summary: Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making

Ten free technologies for use in incident planning and decision making.
  • Train Derailment in Miamisburg, OH (Lessons Learned)

Train Derailment in Miamisburg, OH (Lessons Learned)

Lessons learned from the Miamisburg Ohio Train Derailment
  • Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)

WISER

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)