1. New versions of CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit are now available (December 2016)

  2. Congress passes RESPONSE Act of 2016

  3. NIOSH Updates to Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Value Profiles

  4. ALOHA® - Guidebook with Example Scenarios (September 2016)

  5. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals are now available (September 2016)

  6. OSHA HAZWOPER citations @ coffee manufacturing facility (CO2 & $63K)

  7. NEW version of CAMEO is now available (May 2016) 2016 Emergency Response Guide (ERG) now available

  8. Why Off-Loading HAZMAT before moving container is critical
  9. Boston NH3 fatality and BFD response brings us back to the ER PPE discussion for NH3
  10. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals available
  11. Attempt at burning derailment vapor goes WRONG!
  12. PPE saves two lives (Video)
  14. New versions of CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit
  15. MARPLOT 5.0.3 is now available for download
  16. Atmospheric Storage Tank fails under fire conditions (caught on helmet cam)
  17. MARPLOT 5.0.2 is now available for download
  18. CDC/NIOSH just answered the question... is LEVEL A needed for a NH3 release?
  19. New releases of WISER are available for every current platform
  20. Fire Protection Deficiencies to incorporate into our inspection programs and internal audit programs
  21. Today marks the 1-year Anniversary of "The Back Bay Blaze" where UNSAFE Hot Work Practices claimed the lives of two Boston FF's
  22. MARPLOT 5.0.1 is now available for download
  23. MARPLOT 5.0 Available for Windows and Mac
  24. Controlled vent and burn of product in derailed tank cars in Gainford, Alberta
  25. Crude By Rail Emergency Response 4-Hour Web-based Training
  26. So does the state of Ohio require an annual fire drill?
  27. Means of Egress: Handrails (USFA)
  28. Incidental Release or Uncontrolled Release of NH3 - What say you?
  29. HAZWOPER Question... Does a person who will ONLY participate in Decon be required to have Operations or Tech level training?
  30. OSHA HAZWOPER Citations @ manufacturer of plastic thermoformed products (HAZWOPER, PPE & HAZCOM; $49K)
  31. OSHA's First Aid and BBP training requirements
  32. Minor update versions of MARPLOT and CAMEOfm are now available
  33. Airline Respirator Hose Storage (firefighter fell unconscious)
  34. New Versions of CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit are available
  35. Fire Dynamics: The A, B, C, D and K’s of Fire (USFA)
  36. WISER for iOS 3.1.1 Released & Important Ebola Resources
  37. How NOT to manage a Propane Release scene! (Video)
  38. Portable Extinguishers: Monthly Inspections (USFA)
  39. Drawing the line between “Operators” and “Emergency Responders”
  40. Knowing the limitations of your emergency response equipment
  41. SCBA Cylinder Retester Locations (PHMSA)
  42. Three Firefighters Injured While Recharging A Pressurized Water Fire Extinguisher
  43. EPA EPCRA citations @ Brewery (NH3 and $20K)
  44. Can FF Turn-Out Gear be repaired with "used" materials from other gear (NFPA Interp)
  45. NFPA BLEVE Training Video (Full 20 Minutes)
  46. UNPREPARED Emergency Escape Breath Devices (EEBD)/Emergency Life Support Apparatus (ELSA) (USCG)
  47. Storage Practices: Controlled Atmosphere Storage (USFA)
  48. SAFER Systems Unveils Free Chemical Emergency Response Smartphone App. With Real-Time Weather and Traffic Data
  49. OSHA Notice of stakeholder meeting - Emergency Response
  51. Why is 1910.120(q)(3)(iv) such a mystery?
  52. Fire Brigades paper work requirements
  53. Do you have good breathing air?
  54. Understanding Emergency and Standby Power Levels (USFA/NFPA)
  55. U.S. DOT Takes New Emergency Actions as Part of Comprehensive Strategy to Keep Crude Oil Shipments Safe
  56. BLEVE Training Video from Transport Canada
  57. BLEVE Training video from 1970's (Amazing footage)
  58. Explaining the mechanics of a BLEVE (NFPA)
  59. Drone fly-over at VA train derailment (Video)
  60. OSHA fines manufacturer of electrical power delivery products after multiple workers injured by acid mixture (HAZWOPER and $166,000)
  61. New Emergency Kit "C" Instructional Video Now Available (Video)
  62. Are you maintaining your LEVEL A suits "by the book"?
  63. Scott Safety Announces the Scott Extended Life 30-Year Cylinder
  64. Newly Released B-Kit (Ton Cylinder) and C-Kit (Chlorine Tank Cars & Tank Trucks) Now Available and FREE Download
  65. OSHA's emergency response expectations in 1910.120
  66. Electronic Incident Command System (ICS) Forms from USCG and NOAA
  67. Take a walk with Firefighters investigating a 4,000 pound NH3 release (Video)
  68. The difference in DECON
  69. EPCRA Reporting of Releases
  70. LEARNING from Training Errors - Live Fire Drill spayed jet fuel onto prop instead of water
  71. Evaluation and Acceptance of Emergency Breathing Support Systems (EBSS) Incorporated into SCBA Approvals
  72. (UPDATED on 3/10/14) Friendly Tier II reminder for Ohio facilities (FD/LEPC Approval Signature)
  73. Fatal Foam System Discharge
  74. WebWISER 4.5 is now available
  75. MSHA has updated the coal mine rescue team certification criteria
  76. Are Ohio Fire Departments required to have a Respiratory Protection Program?
  77. Ohio Firefighters and Safety Standards
  78. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 5 (USFA)
  79. New versions of CAMEOfm and Tier2 Submit are now available
  80. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 4 (USFA)
  81. WISER for Windows 4.5 is now available
  82. A new version of MARPLOT is available (4.2.4)
  83. NIOSH Updates Methodology for establishing IDLH Values
  84. OSHA's Frequently Asked Questions on HAZWOPER (1910.120)
  85. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 3 (USFA)
  86. Buyer Beware! Don’t Be Fooled by Online-Only CPR or First Aid Certification Scams
  87. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 2 (USFA)
  88. Characteristics of the Incident Command System: Part 1 (USFA)
  89. How NOT to handle an emergency (NOX release over major highway) Video
  90. NH3 Suppression Tarp - HIGHLY EFFECTIVE (video)
  91. Liquefied Natural Gas Safety and Emergency Response Video (PHMSA)
  92. Fire Pumps: Cavitation (USFA)
  93. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals are now available
  94. PART II - Scene Management is a function of IC (20 Ton NH3 Release)
  95. Standpipe Systems: Standpipe Hose Connection Clearance (USFA)
  96. Baltimore Derailment crossing Impact and Explosion (Video - 5/2013)
  97. National Academies Press Releases New Volume of AEGLs Publication
  98. Employers CHOICES differ between EPA and OSHA with Emergency Response decisions
  99. Infamous video of FF blown off Ladder Truck in Pasadena, TX
  100. Scene Management is a function of IC
  101. FREE Emergency HAZMAT Planning Guide
  102. The lost art of preplanning and the role of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  103. West, TX Explosion and Community Emergency Response Plan?
  104. HIGH CHALLENGE Warehousing: Ammonium Nitrate as a typical case study (NFPA)
  105. Sprinkler System's OS&Y Valves
  106. Chlorine and Mouthpiece Emergency Escape Respirators
  107. A new version of MARPLOT is available (4.2.3)
  108. Modified Emergency Kit “C” Application for Certain Dual Valve Systems
  109. EPA publishes "Area Contingency Planning Handbook"
  110. UPDATE to the "Ammonia behaving badly... it is suppose to rise!" (Video)
  111. The Role of Scene Assessment or Size-up (USFA)
  112. CAMEO Chemicals 2.4 is now available
  113. What training is REQUIRED for "Incident Commanders"?
  114. FDA looking to REQUIRE AED approvals
  115. WISER for iOS 3.1
  116. “Getting Ready for the Unimagined:” Looking at the Emergency Operations Plan (USFA)
  117. Emergency Egress and Fire Doors
  118. Fire Extinguishers... Did you know they have to be identified?
  119. A rescue caught on tape, FF's rescue 4-year old from 2nd floor
  120. FREE "Incident Safety Officer (ISO)" Training videos (4 Parts)
  121. FREE NFPA Guide to Understanding & Implementing NFPA 1500, 1720, and 1851
  122. How long does a 4500 psi SCBA cylinder really last
  123. Respirators and Emergency Working Conditions
  124. Incident Commander Characteristics (USFA)
  125. Emergency SCBAs and OSHA requirements
  126. Key Changes to NFPA 1981/1982 SCBA Requirements
  127. The Incident Commander (from USFA)
  128. SCBA's and LOW TEMPERATURE use and storage
  129. FREE Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Training
  130. Mandatory elements of a HAZWOPER baseline physical examination
  131. CHLOREP Informational Bulletin: 2012 DOT/TC Emergency Response Guidebook
  132. Ray O'Brocki, of the Baltimore Fire Department, explains how night clubs and other high-capacity facilities deal with fire safety
  133. 2012 DOT ERG Training Video (21 Minutes)
  134. What you need to know about nightclub safety (NFPA Video)
  135. The FULL and UNEDITED Station Nightclub Fire Video (from within)
  136. BLEVE in the back of pickup at drive thru (Video)
  137. A VERY POWERFUL FIRE SAFETY message (Station Nightclub Survivor)
  138. Vent and Burn Training Video from Transport Canada
  139. Inspection Techniques: Egress Door Hardware Considerations
  140. Chlorine Leak video footage (17K pound 2002 Festus, MO)
  141. CI C-Kit Training Video
  142. On "oldie" but a goodie... Original CI C-Kit Video
  143. New versions of CAMEO 2.4 and Tier2 Submit
  144. Pipeline Safety: Communication During Emergency Situations
  145. Just The Facts...About The C-Kit (From CI)
  146. Shelter-in-Place Suggestions
  147. Cracking and Ruptures of SCBA Aluminum Cylinders Made from 6351 Alloy
  148. Safety Advisory; High Pressure Aluminum Seamless and Aluminum Composite Hoop-Wrapped Cylinders
  149. USFA Special Report: Prevention of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Failures
  150. 2012 DOT ERG by the numbers
  151. SCBA Cylinder Catastrophic Failure from Stress Corrosion Cracking
  152. Hydro-Testing of SCBA Cylinders
  153. CAMEO Chemicals mobile site now available
  154. The new "Table 3" in the 2012 DOT ERG
  155. Chemical facility faces ammonia leak penalty
  156. CHLOREP Informational Bulletin: 2012 DOT/TC Emergency Response Guidebook
  157. UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on single-jacketed fire hose
  158. A "vent and burn" operation on I-10 in LA
  159. NEW version of CAMEO Chemicals is now available
  160. Emergency Response Equipment Maintenance
  161. Mandatory elements of a HAZWOPER baseline physical examination (OSHA LOI issued 7/2012)
  162. Columbus, OH Derailment Fire
  163. WISER for iOS 3.0 - Now Available in the Apple App Store
  164. Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements
  165. Threshold Planning Quantities for EHS revised
  166. Introduction to the 2012 DOT Emergency Response Guide Book from PHMSA (Video)
  167. 2012 DOT Emergency Response Guidebook available for download
  168. Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 Summary of Changes (April 2012)
  169. The future of fixed fire protection????
  170. What's wrong with this scene?
  171. Who falls into OSHA’s HAZWOPER “Awareness” group?
  172. Volunteer Emergency Responders - who enforces their safety?
  173. Emergency Response Resources Side-by-Side Comparison
  174. PHOSGENE Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  175. METHANOL Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  176. HYDROFLUORIC ACID (HF) Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  177. CHLORINE Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  178. Ammonia Emergency Response Data (insert for ERP)
  179. Ammonia Exposure – Pre-hospital Medical Management
  180. Sample Protocol for a Response Plan (General Outline)
  181. What are Public Exposure Guidelines?
  182. What are Protective Action Criteria for Chemicals (PACs)?
  183. What are Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits (TEELs)?
  184. What are Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs)?
  185. What are Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs)?
  186. My podcast with Garden City Ammonia Program on ER
  187. Breaking down 1910.120(q)(2) Written ERP requirements
  188. Analysis of an ammonia spill and response
  189. Medical Fact Sheet for Ammonia
  190. How to use the DOT Emergency Response Guide Book (video)
  191. "Shelter-in-Place" may not be as EASY as it sounds
  192. Understanding OSHA's HAZWOPER standard for Emergency Response
  193. HAZMAT Team members MUST have an EXIT PHYSICAL
  194. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals are now available (3/22/12)
  195. The OLD and NEW IDLH and a little history about the MOST important term for any HAZMAT Technician
  196. Next Generation Breathing Apparatus A MUST SEE if you use SCBA's
  197. NUCOS: Unit Converter for Spill Responders
  198. FREE Training Resources for Responding to Ethanol Incidents
  199. Emergency Planning and Preparedness (CSB Video)
  200. Emergency Responders and Fit Testing
  201. Wind Socks… a critical piece of Equipment?
  202. Another how NOT TO RESPOND video (Ammonia Tanker)
  203. 1984 Mexico City BLEVE (1984)
  204. Crude Tank "Boilover" Explanation (2 Videos)
  205. Properties of Anhydrous Ammonia
  206. UPDATE - Calling the National Response Center
  207. 911 Call - 28-year old killed by forklift
  208. How NOT to respond to an Ammonia Leak!
  209. Anhydrous Ammonia Pipeline Rupture
  210. SCBA Cylinder Failure Incident
  211. Oxygen Depletion in Level A Hazmat Suits
  212. Ammonia Gas can deliver you shrink wrapped!
  213. New versions of ALOHA and CAMEO Chemicals are now available
  214. NIST Study Finds Failure Points in Firefighter Protective Equipment
  215. Comparing Results of Two Chlorine Release Field Experiments—Wild Stallion and Jack Rabbit
  216. Application of source term and dispersion models in developing Protective Action Distances in the Emergency Response Guidebook
  217. Siting of emergency response equipment & personnel?
  218. Does your ERP contain SPECIFICS?
  219. How do all the different levels of HAZWOPER training fit together and what level do I need to respond?
  220. PERFECT Example of a "Pre-Planning" lapse!
  221. Can your local Fire Department meet your needs?
  222. Who calls 911? (Alias: who-calls-911)
  223. Hands-On Railcars - Anhydrous Ammonia (Video)
  225. Off-Site Emergency Response Training Limitations
  226. Fire Door Basics
  227. Are all EXIT signs created equal?
  228. FIRE EXTINGUISHER FATALITY and inspections
  229. SIMPLE and CHEAP methods for on-scene medical monitoring
  230. What makes a "response" an "emergency response" under 1910.120
  231. Medical Monitoring of a HAZMAT Team
  232. Understanding 1910.120 as it applies to a HAZMAT team
  233. Liquid Nitrogen BLEVE Demo Vid #1
  234. Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE)
  235. BLEVE Training Video Part 1 - EXCELLENT Info
  236. BLEVE Training Video Part 2 - EXCELLENT info
  237. Bleve Test - LPG Railcar (Video)
  238. 1983 Murdoch, IL LPG Railcar BLEVE (Video)
  239. BLEVE - Explanation from NFPA (Video)
  240. BLEVE Training Video
  241. States of Matter (Video)
  242. Standpipe Systems...What is required?
  243. Fire Hoses on Standpipe Systems...To connect or not to connect!
  244. The OLD and NEW IDLH and a little history about the MOST important term for any HAZMAT Technician
  245. Dangerous misunderstanding around a B.L.E.V.E.
  246. Ethanol Safety Organization for safety professionals and emergency response
  247. MSDS and Emergency Response Alert from EPA
  248. TRANSCAER schedules emergency response training tour for anhydrous ammonia
  249. Does my plant/site manager have to be trained in HAZWOPER?
  250. Chlorine Institute C-Kit Briefing Paper
  251. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(xii) Use of the Local Emergency Response Plan (LERP) or the State Emergency Response Plan (SERP)
  252. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(xi) PPE and Emergency Equipment
  253. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(x) Critiques of Response and Follow-up
  254. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(ix) Emergency Alerting and Response Procedures
  255. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(viii) Emergency Medical Treatment Procedures
  256. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(vii) Decontamination
  257. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(vi) Evacuation Routes and Procedures
  258. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(v) Site Security and Control
  259. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(iv) Safe Distances and Places of Refuge
  260. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(iii) Emergency Recognition and Prevention
  261. Your Emergency Response Plan (q)(2)(ii) Personnel Roles, Lines of Authority, Training, and Communication
  262. Your Emergency Response Plan Section (q)(2)(i) - Pre-emergency Planning and Coordination
  263. Emergency Response & PSM Tip
  264. What must be in my EAP?
  265. Do I Need an Emergency Action Plan?
  266. Fight or Flight
  267. From an EAP to an ERP???
  268. CHLOREP NextGen Bulletin
  269. How strong is your headcount procedure?
  270. WISER 4.4 is now available!
  271. Safety and Health Tip HAZMAT Evacuation iPhone App
  272. Thoughts of an Emergency Responder

The latest versions of the CAMEO software suite programs are ALOHA 5.4.7, CAMEO Chemicals 2.7, CAMEOfm 3.3, MARPLOT 5.0.3, and Tier2 Submit 2016.

What's changed in CAMEOfm 3.3?

This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council.  The RESPONSE Subcommittee shall develop recommendations, as appropriate, for improving emergency first responder training and resource allocation for hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents involving railroads after evaluating the following topics:

In September 2016 NIOSH published revised IDLH value for nine (9) hazardous materials.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Response and Restoration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency Management has published this EXCELLENT guidebook which contains three (3) step-by-step fictional ALOHA example scenarios. You can complete the first two scenarios using only ALOHA. To complete the third scenario, you’ll also need the latest MARPLOT mapping application. If you have questions about ALOHA, you can email the ALOHA Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Here are the three (3) scenarios in the guide:

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