Information Bulletin Number 0705042

New Website for Hazardous Materials Responders

Created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration, CAMEO Chemicals, is the latest component of NOAA's popular CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations) software suite, and the first to be available for use online. Over the past two decades, the CAMEO suite has brought first responders from an era in which they gleaned emergency response information from maps and reference books spread out on the hoods of their trucks to a time when up - to - date, comprehensive information on chemical plumes, toxicity risks and susceptibility of chemical mixtures to burn or explode can be displayed with a few strokes on a computer keyboard.