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Emergency Contacts

If you are a member of the general public...

    Call 911
    If you believe you have been exposed to a hazardous agent, or if you believe an intentional threat will occur or is occurring, call 911 immediately.

Critical Phone Numbers for Professionals and the General Public

"Staffed 24/7" indicates constant availability of someone to talk with any day of the week and at any time of the day or night.

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Additional Resources for Professionals

If you are a response provider...

  • 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook
    1-202-366-4433: DOT Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Administration
    Contains emergency response protocols for specific chemicals and chemical classes including fire & explosion hazards, evacuation perimeters, and first aid.
  • CAMEO Online database
    1-301-713-2989: NOAA Office of Response & Restoration, Maryland
    Chemical ID and properties, fire fighting, health hazards, PPE, first aid. Chemical reactivity feature for mixtures. Download database.
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
    1-800-232-4636: CDC Info-request NIOSH
    Condensed general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes. Does not include CWAs.
  • NIOSH Emergency Response Resources
    1-800-232-4636: CDC Info-request NIOSH
    Links to dozens of emergency response resources and chemical information.
  • NIOSH International Chemical Safety Cards
    1-800-232-4636: CDC Info-request NIOSH
    Summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level. Approx. 1,600 industrial chemicals (no CWAs); 17 languages. CWA info.
  • OSHA Emergency Preparedness & Response
    1-800-321-OSHA: OSHA assistance 24/7
    OSHA resources. Specialty topics include: Chemical, Biological, Bioterrorism, Radiation, Personal Protective Equipment, Training and Education, Equipment.
  • Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
    1-888-FINDNLM or Email to
    Includes substance ID & properties, human health, and containment and suppression. Searchable by health symptom, substance properties. Download database to PC or mobile device.

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