Finding great apps for your phone can always be difficult. There’s nothing better than a recommendation, so here’s the apps we’ve been recommended for Fire and Hazmat operations.
First Responder Support Tools (FiRST) (App Store) (Android) - FiRST provides First Responders and Emergency Managers easy access to map-based improvised explosive device (IED) standoff distances and HAZMAT spill evacuation areas.
HazMat Reference and Emergency Response Guide (App Store) - This app serves as a quick reference and educational tool for employees that are involved with the regular handling and storage or incident response of Hazardous Materials.
Emergency Response Guidebook (App Store) (Android)- This app is intended for Police, Fire and EMS personnel who may be first on scene to a hazardous material incident. It is derived from the Dept of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook and helps a responder quickly identify the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident.
Dangerous Goods Manual (Android) - Dangerous Goods Manual helps you in identifying hazardous materials. Search hazardous substances UN number. Emergency Response Intervention Cards (ERI-Cards) provide guidance on initial actions for fire crews.
TDG Handbook (App store) - Danatec’s TDG Handbook Application for iPhone is a convenient way to access a summary of the material covered in our award-winning TDG Training Programs. The content in clearly written and easy to understand, and includes a handy class guide, placarding guide and checklist for quick reference to the TDG requirements.
Fire Pump Calculator (App Store) (Android)- Calculation tool for determining discharge pressure for fire fighting pumps. Uses hose diameter and length, gallons per minute and nozzle pressure to figure friction loss and provides pump discharge pressure. Calculations use the formulas listed in the Driver Operator Manual.
Fire Logger (App Store) - This is a special purpose application that was derived from the EMS Logger application. Users have requested the ability to easily and simply log the times of events specific to fire activity to avoid fumbling for paper/pencil etc during an emergency.
FireRescue1 (App Store) (Android)- The FireRescue1.com iPhone app is the best way for Firefighters to keep informed while on-duty or just on the move. Stay up to date on breaking fire news, expert columnist articles, firefighting tips and other relevant information.
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