Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Response Resources

CI maintains a number of safety publications and training videos related to mission chemical response. All are available for free download at the CI Bookstore. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Transport Canada provide the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and other emergency response resource materials.  To learn more, see our Emergency Response Brochure or visit our bookstore online: https://bookstore.chlorineinstitute.org.

Online Learning Videos

The Chlorine Institute has two awareness-level training videos that provide information on the chemical and physical properties of chlorine and chlorine emergency response. Please remember, You Are Not Alone. There are plenty of resources available to help in the event of a chlorine emergency.

Chlorine Chemical & Physical Properties Video (44 minutes)

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Chlorine Emergency Response Video (1 hour 4 minutes)

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Please note CI does not issue certificates for watching these online learning videos. We do issue certificates for participation in CI webinars and our Rail Safety & Hazmat Emergency Response training events. These events and webinars are continually posted to the ER Training, Exercises & Outreach page.  
 

Instructor Presentation Materials

Chlorine Chemical & Physical Properties Slide Presentation & Script: To download the PowerPoint slides and script *member log-in required

Chlorine Emergency Response Presentation & Script: To download the PowerPoint slides and script *member log-in required

Chlorine Chemical & Physical Properties Slide Presentation & Script (SPANISH): To download the PowerPoint slides and script *member log-in required

Chlorine Emergency Response Presentation & Script (SPANISH): To download the PowerPoint slides and script *member log-in required

 

CI Information Bulletins

CI issues informational CHLOREP Bulletin's to provide pertinent information and learning opportunities for CHLOREP® Teams and first responders. When this occurs, Information Bulletins may be issued to inform the teams of the incidents or changes to equipment or procedures. Please find and download our emergency response-related Information Bulletins below. Questions or comments should be directed to the Technical Service department at techsvc@cl2.com.

  1. C-Kit Briefing
  2. Modified Emergency Kit C Application for Certain Dual Valve Systems
  3. Indio, CA Incident Summary
  4. DOT-SP-15036 Damage Assessment & Breach Mitigation
  5. Device 400A for Emergency Kits A & B
  6. 2016 ERG Updates Bulletin

 

Smartphone Apps & Mobile-Enabled Websites:

There are many reference tools that are available to first responders as smartphone apps. For example, the ERG is available as a smartphone app directly from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Other useful phone apps or mobile-enabled websites include WISER, an app that provides chemical, radiological, and biological information for first responders and medical personnel, published by the National Institutes of Health and CAMEO, a mobile-enabled chemical data website published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. There are numerous online and mobile resources not mentioned, but you should carefully choose which resources you use. Some sources may not be completely up-to-date and it is recommended that you use only information from trusted sources, such as from governmental agencies or reputable emergency response organizations.

Name of App or Mobile Site Description Source
ERG Electronic version of ERG US DOT/PHMSA
WISER @NIH HazMat info, Info tailored to your role (hospital provider, EMS, preparedness planner, etc.), Radiological and biological substance support; Includes ERG data National Institute of Health
CAMEO Mobile-enable website with chemical information, highly searchable NOAA