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WISER – Free HAZMAT Response Tool for 1st Responders

WISER is a free downloadable resource tool  for 1st RespondersWISER Overview

The Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) is a system concept for providing First Responders at the scene of hazardous material incidents – chemical, biological, or radioactive – with integrated information, decision support, and communications.

The WISER application assists First Responders in rapidly determining the substance involved, including aiding in the identification of unknown substances. Once a substance is identified, WISER quickly and conveniently provides critical information regarding the substance, allowing the necessary immediate actions to be taken to minimize the effects of the HAZMAT incident and thus save lives and protect the environment.

Substance information and identification properties come from the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. WISER contains HSDB information and decision support logic for 440+ substances. The substances were chosen based on First Responder inputs, degree of chemical hazard, and historical frequency of incidents.

WISER currently exists as a standalone application for Windows Mobile PDAs (Pocket PC and Smartphone)Microsoft Windows PCs (desktop/laptop/tablet PCs/mobile data terminals)PC and mobile based Internet browsers

For further information, please see the For help using WISER, see the Quick Start Guide and http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/downloads_windows/WISER%20User%20Guide.pdf that are installed with the application.

Disclaimer
The U.S. Government does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. It is not the intention of NLM to provide specific medical advice to the public, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health.

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