|First Responder Communities of Practice|
First Responder Communities of Practice is a professional networking, collaboration and communication platform created by the Department of Homeland Security Science andTechnology Directorate to support improved collaboration and information sharing amongst the nation's First Responders and other Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local governments supporting homeland security efforts.
|Suicide Prevention Resources for First Responders|
The National Institute of Mental Health provides information on the role of first responders in preventing suicide, helping suicide attempters, helping suicide survivors and helping yourself and fellow first responders.
|PHMSA DOT Hazmats|
The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety is the Federal safety authority for ensuring the safe transport of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway, and water.
|Radiation Event Medical Management|
Provides guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events
|Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders|
WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and
|Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Events|
To assess the readiness of hospitals and other health care facilities for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) events, States, localities, and hospitals can use a downloadable questionnaire on this website. Some hospitals may address events such as these as a component of an "all hazards" plan.
CHEMTREC serves as a round-the-clock resource for obtaining immediate emergency response information for accidental chemical releases.
The Department of Homeland Security will use the information you provide in this Top-Screen/Chemical Security Assessment Tool to determine whether particular facilities present a high level of security risk.
|Comprehensive Haz-Mat Emergency Response Capability Assessment Program (CHER-CAP)|
The Community Hazards Emergency Response-Capability Assurance Process (CHER-CAP) is offered by Regional Offices of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist local communities and tribal l governments in obtaining a greater understanding of community hazard risks, identifying planning deficiencies, updating plans, training first responders, and stimulating and testing the system for strengths and needed improvements.
|Associations and Memberships|
|The International Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association|
The International Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association (VOHMA) is an international organization comprised of representatives of the ocean common carriers of the world, operating under the flags of several nations, dedicated to improving the understanding and uniform application of rules and regulations governing maritime Hazardous Materials - Dangerous Goods Transportation, including the IMDG Code.
|Research and Development|
|PHMSA Research and Development|
PHMSA conducts and supports research to support regulatory and enforcement activities and to provide the technical and analytical foundation necessary for planning, evaluating, and implementing the pipeline safety program.
|Full Containment Facility for Hazardous Materials Research|
The Full Containment Facility (FCF), located adjacent to the U.S. EPA’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center, is a self-contained and environmentally isolated research facility designed for analytical and experimental research on highly toxic or hazardous materials. The FCF has one double and eight single laboratories with capacities to analyze and characterize unknown waste samples and for the conduction of laboratory-scale treatment and treatment-related research. Each laboratory is outfitted with standard exhaust hoods that contain air, water, and vacuum hook-ups and can be individually climate-controlled for temperature and humidity.
Hospital Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive Incidents Course (HM-CBRNE)