Following is a list of freeware that provides educational materials and training tools related to emergency response. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

CAMEO Chemicals
By US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An online, easy-to-use version of the most popular components of the CAMEO program: the chemical database and the reactivity prediction tool. It contains response recommendations for over 6,000 chemicals. The database also contains over 100,000 chemical synonyms and identification numbers, which aid emergency responders in identifying unknown substances during an incident.

First Aid InteliTool
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. The time to prepare for accidents and emergencies is before they happen. This first aid guide can help you learn how to handle incidents both minor and major. Includes an A to Z database of conditions (like allergic reaction or unconsciousness) and a video library of instructional clips.

Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
By American Heart Association. This reference helps healthcare professionals, EMS and lay rescuers understand important changes to emergency cardiovascular care as a result of the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and how the changes to the Guidelines will impact resuscitation.

Hazard Communication Training
By Instructional Designs. An interactive training course on hazard communication with test questions. Training manager screens are also available.

Hazmat for Healthcare Training Modules
By enMagine, Inc. These PowerPoint presentations are broken into four modules: Awareness, Operations Foundation, Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination/Spill Response. The Awareness module is designed for hospital personnel who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. The Operations Foundation module discusses terminology, relevant standard operating procedures, and termination of an event procedures. The Personal Protective Equipment module describes how to select, don, and doff the proper personal protective equipment and the hazards and limitations of personal protective equipment. The Decontamination objectives are to explain decontamination procedures for victims, personnel, and equipment and relevant Standard Operating Procedures. Registration required.

Incident Commander
By US Department of Justice. A PC-based software simulation that models real-world situations within a community, allowing for training at the management level to a critical incident. Focusing on smaller (less than 500,000 residents) jurisdictions, players can experience a school hostage situation; a natural disaster and a possible terrorism incident, while you fill the shoes of the "incident commander" and his or her Operations team. Available free of charge to all authorized public safety agencies by request.

MediaLab First Aid
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course demonstrates how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver; tells how to administer bleeding aid; tells how to treat fractures; describes degrees of thermal burns and appropriate treament; and explains how to treat chemical burns.

MediaLab OSHA Fire Safety
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the three common classes of fire; tells how to guard against fires in the workplace; and describes the correct procedure for handling a fire emergency.

Open Source Safety
By Consolidated Digital Publishing, Inc.. Open Source Safety is a community approach to the design, development, and distribution of HSE training courseware which is sponsored and used by firms - from Fortune 500 to small business. Registration required. Donations encouraged.

OR-OSHA Workshop Materials
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workshop materials that include a workbook, instructor guide, and materials for overhead transparencies. Download in printable PDF or PowerPoint formats. Title include: Safety and Health Management, Safety Committee Operations, Accident Investigation Procedures, Job Hazard Analysis, Hazard Identification and Control, What to Expect from an OR-OSHA Inspection, Continuous Safety Improvement, Employer and Employee Responsibilities, Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communication Program, Ergonomics of Manual Material Handling, Workplace Emergency Action Plans, Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens, Fall Protection, Worker Protection Program, and Agriculture Hazard Communication. A Training the Safety Trainer workbook and other workbooks are available.

Public Health Preparedness and Response Series (PH 461-467)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers public health preparedness and response and includes the courses PH 461 to PH 467: What is Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response?; Bioterrorism Preparedness & Response; Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Planning; Public Health Emergency Response Management; and Surveillance & Assessment in Public Health Emergencies.

Smallpox Preparedness: Considerations for Response Team Volunteers Webcast
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). State public health departments are working with local public health departments and hospitals to further develop their smallpox response plans, which include identifying healthcare workers and public health first responders to serve on Smallpox Response Teams. Pre-event vaccination of these Smallpox Response Teams will allow them to better protect the American public against smallpox attack. People who volunteer to receive the smallpox vaccine need to know 1) the conditions that increase the risk of a serious complication and how to assess if they should not be immunized, 2) instructions for caring for the smallpox vaccination site to avoid transmission of the vaccine virus to themselves or others, especially family or household members. This program will provide needed information to those people who are considering participation on a Smallpox Response Team. Originally aired January 9, 2003 and December 20, 2002.

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