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Emergency Response Guidebook
Online guidebook for first responders to help identify specific or generic classifications of materials involved in hazmat incidents and how to protect themselves and the public during the initial response.
Website sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with information on federal agencies, the EMS system, training and news.
Portal for first responders with information on resources, products, standards, testing and evaluation, and best practices.
National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines
Developed by Assoc. of State EMS Officials, the guidelines are intended to "help state EMS systems ensure a more standardized approach to the practice of prehospital patient care..."
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Emergency Preparedness and Response
Features links to OSHA standards and regulations, guidance documents, safety and health guides and other resources for first responders.
Information for first responders about how to plan for an emergency. Also has a “ready responder toolkit” and templates for press releases, media information and flyers.
US Fire Administration Library
Features comprehensive collection of all hazards information with over 18,000 downloadable documents geared to first responders as well as current news.
WHO Psychological First Aid Guide
Online guide book on psychological first aid geared to first responders and field workers.
Interactive web-based training tool produced by OSHA about anthrax, anthrax exposure and remediation after an incident.
Comprehensive web-based tool available for download. Resource provides evidence-based information on topics such as quick chemical identification, acute care patient guidelines and initial event activities.
This App features preparedness information for different disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, information on planning emergency meeting locations, general tips on staying safe and disaster recovery, and maps of FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations and shelters. Available for Android, Apple & Blackberry mobile devices.
People Locator & ReUnite Mobile Apps
Allows first responders to post photos and gather basic information for posting to NLM’s “People Locator” which can be searched by the public to find survivors of disasters. Available for iPhone and Android.
Contains information on radiation principles, patient management algorithms, initial onsite activities and decontamination procedures. Available as a web-based resource, or as a standalone application for iPhone/iPod Touch, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices. (Free).
Contains information on over 420 chemical agents, 20 radiological agents and CDC Category A biological agents. Available as a web-based resource (WebWISER), or as a standalone application in multiple downloadable platforms (Windows mobile, Palm OS, iPhone/iPod Touch, Blackberry, and Windows PCs). (Free)
Himmelfarb Library Collections
Below are a few resources available in Himmelfarb Library's collections. For a more complete list, click here.