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Hazmat Resources: SmartPhone/Tablet Apps

Drager Gas Detection

Features of this application:

  • Introduction to various types of hazardous gases and vapors
  • Searchable chemical database
  • Technical documents for Drager-Tubes and sesnors
  • Product information for portable instruments and tube pumps

Availability:

This application is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Material Safety Data Sheet App

Features of this application:

  • Physical data on hazardous substances (such as melting point, flash point, etc)
  • Information on spill/leak procedures
  • Other information on hazardous substances such as toxicity, health effects, first aid, and storage 
  • Designed for emergency personnel to aid in dealing with hazardous situations.

Availability:

This application is available for Apple devices.

Produced by the Royal Scientific Society.

911 Toolkit App

Features of this application:

  • Incident response checklist
  • Training and study guides
  • EMS tools:  Anatomy diagrams, lung sound examples, CPR guidelines, and START Triage guide
  • Hazmat tools:  NIOSH guides, common hazard warning placards, and road trailer diagrams
  • Firefighter tools: Fire service knot diagrams, a dry barrel hydrant diagram, and hydrant color codes

Availability:

This application is available for both Apple and Android devices.

HazMat for First Responders IFSTA Flashcard App

Features of this application:

Designed to help students learn the material found in the IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders (5th edition) manual, this app makes studying-on-the-go easier than ever.


Availability:

Available free for Apple users.

Weather Channel App

Features of this application:

  • Share weather photos and video
  • Current and predicted weather data
  • Notifications of severe wather alerts
  • Browse local weather tweets
  • Interactive real-time maps
  • View information in Metric (Celsius and kph) and English (Farenheit and mph) readings

Availability:

The application is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, iPad, and Kindle.

WISER for Apple iOS

Features of this application:

  • Acute care guidelines
  • Casualty response guidelines
  • Known substances search feature
  • Help identifying an unknown substance
  • Wealth of CHEMM reference material

Availability:

Available for Apple and Android phones