2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2008)

 

 
The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2008) was developed jointly by the US Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) for use by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during this initial response phase of the incident. The ERG is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology.
 
DOT's goal is to place one ERG2008 in each emergency service vehicle, nationwide, through distribution to state and local public safety authorities. To date, nearly eleven million copies have been distributed without charge to the emergency response community.
   
Full Version of ERG2008 in PDF Format
   
ERG2008 Errata in PDF Format
 
ERG 2008 Mobile (software for Windows Mobile Pocket PC PDAs)
   
ERG2008 Mobile (software for Windows-based PCs)
   

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