New 2016 edition now available. (NOTE: No further discounts for already reduced sale items)
The official Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is a guide for use by transporters, 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 used by 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.
Other products pertaining to this topic include the following:
National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program: Train-the-Trainer Guide can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/050-001-00347-3
U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook 2014 can be found at this link:
Airborne Hazards Related to Deployment can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-023-00154-5
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards --print format ok) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/017-033-00500-1
Army Chemical Review: The Professional Bulletin of the Chemical Corps --print journal subscription --sign up to subscribe to never miss an issue here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/708-067-00000-8?ctid=
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Transportation, Pt. 178-199, Revised as of October 1, 2015 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/869-082-00220-4?ctid=604
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 44, Emergency Management and Assistance, Revised as of October 1, 2015 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/869-082-00192-5?ctid=604
Hazardous Materials collection including CBRNE- related product resources can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/security-defense-law-enforcement/hazar...
Emergency Management and First Responders collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/security-defense-law-enforcement/emerg...
Fire Engineering magazine -- Article: What's New with the 2016 Emergency Response Guide by Steven L. Hermann 07/08/2016 http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2016/07/2016-emergency-response-guidebook.html
" Thhe release of the newly revised 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG, the country's most widely used hazarodous materials reference, has been anticipated for months by thousands of fire departments across the U.S. and Canada. ... The revised ERG2016 includes general updates to the ERG2012, expanded sections and hundreds of technical changes, but no major revisions. The guidebook retains its strongest asset-- the use of vital, nontechnical, easy-to-follow information in a brief, practical form."
"Your emergency service vehicle should always contain a copy of this book, which has become one of the most popular publications ever printed by the U.S. Government"
Fire Rescue 1 Article: DOT releases new Emergency Response Guidebook April 28, 2016 https://www.firerescue1.com/Firefighter-Training/articles/85564018-DOT-releases-new-Emergency-Response-Guidebook/
"The 2016 ERG provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazmat transportation incidents during the critical first 30 minutes. .... The ERG is an invaluable tool during the initial stages of any hazmat transportation emergency."
FleetOwner Blog Trucks at Work -- Article-- Emergencies by the book; the ERG book that is....by Sean Kilcarr in Trucks at Work - February 23, 2016 http://fleetowner.com/blog/emergencies-book-erg-book
"Truck drivers hauling hazmat shipments would get more direct benefits, assuming they aren't incapacitated in the crash ... truck drivers should note the updated hazardous materials listing (totaling 3,500 different materials ) and a flow chart in the front of the book intended to help first-responders and truck drivers alike find recommended hazmat clean0up actions faster. "