Web and Mobile Applications

Given the frequency of mobile users in the field nowadays, EMSI is happy to share the below apps to help responders get the information they need to be successful during a response. Where available, we’ve provided links to web based mobile, Blackberry, Windows, Android, and Apple apps. Click on the icon to the right of the app to download. Use one of the following page jumps to hop to the desired section.


Incident Management Handbooks (IMH)

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USCG Mobile Incident Management Handbook (mIMH)
US Coast Guard
The mIMH is an interactive job aid and quick reference resource for Coast Guard and other first responders for use during incident response operations. The app was designed for use in locations outside cellular and Internet coverage, so it doesn’t require connectivity to use the majority of its features.

U.S. Federal Organizations

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC mobile app provides health and safety information related to emergencies and disasters.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA app and mobile enhanced web page provide government disaster response information. Users can also upload and share disaster photos to help emergency managers.

National Hurricane Center
National Hurricane Center mobile enhanced Web page provides access to critical hurricane advisories and marine forecasts.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service mobile enhanced Web page provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States.

Responder Support and Safety

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Med Field Ops
Northern New England Metropolitan Response System
Mobile Medical Unit Field Operations Guide was developed for the Northern New England Metropolitan Response System but is applicable to other response teams such as MRC, CERT, DMAT and others. The app contains access to packing lists, deployment guidelines, treatment reference, and more.

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. Featuring real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.

CDC TravWell
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This app, designed for international travel, provides destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a travel checklist and a healthy travel packing list. You can also use this app to store travel documents and records of immunizations and to set reminders for getting vaccine boosters or taking medicine.

Show Me for Emergencies
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
This app is for emergency workers and people with communication needs such as difficulty understanding English, hearing impairments, and cognitive disabilities. It uses easy-to-understand icons for two-way communication during an emergency.

Disaster Preparedness
Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and NIEHS
The Center for Construction Research and Training, in cooperation with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), produced a series of training materials for workers exposed to hazards on disaster sites.

Humanitarian Standards Partnership app (HSPapp)
Humanitarian Standards Partnership
The Humanitarian Standards Partnership app (HSPapp) provides user-friendly access to global humanitarian standards on mobile devices.

Crowdsourcing Apps

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Lantern Live
Department of Energy (DOE)
Lantern Live is a mobile app that allows users to report the operational status of local gas stations, find fuel, and look up power outage maps from local utilities, while also accessing useful tips and guidelines.

CBRNE and Hazardous Substances

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Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
National Library of Medicine
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) assists first responders in Hazmat incidents, with features including substance identification support, containment and suppression advice, and medical treatment information. Content from CHEMM (Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management) is included in this app.

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
National Library of Medicine
REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) provides guidance about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries during radiological and nuclear emergencies. It was developed by the National Library of Medicine and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
National Library of Medicine and U.S. Department of Transportation
2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) from the PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) provides first responders with a go-to resource to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

CDC Blast Injury
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This application is designed to help healthcare providers and public health professionals treat injuries, prepare for blast events, and save lives.

National Library of Medicine
TOXNET from the National Library of Medicine is an easy to use, mobile-optimized Web interface covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.

National Library of Medicine
Tox-App lets users search for industrial facilities that most recently reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment to the US EPA TRI program. This version of Tox-App provides some of the basic TOXMAP functions, including the ability to search for reporting facilities, or browse for these facilities by chemical, state, or county.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Mobile Web Application
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
This app provides general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The Pocket Guide presents key information and data in abbreviated tabular form for 677 chemicals or substance groupings.

CAMEO Chemicals
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
CAMEO Chemicals is a tool designed for people involved in hazardous material and incident response and planning. It has a database of thousands of chemicals, with response information and a tool that tells you what reactions might occur if chemicals were mixed together. There is also a desktop program for Windows or Mac that, like the mobile apps, can be used offline.

Internal Contamination Clinical Reference
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This app estimates reference concentrations of radionuclides in urine assuming intakes equal to one Clinical Decision Guide (CDG) for each radionuclide. It is intended for clinicians, health professionals, radiation safety officers, medical and public health laboratory specialists, or any other professional interested in internal contamination with radioactive materials and their medical therapy. The app is to be used for educational and informational purposes only.

RadResponder Network (FEMA, DOE/NNSA, and EPA)
RadResponder provides free software tools for logging, transmitting, storing, analyzing, and presenting environmental radiation monitoring data. Data is stored in a secure cloud environment accessible only by the user. Account registration is required through the RadResponder Network.

Field Facts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Field Facts gives first-responders crucial information to use in the first few moments and hours of a response to a potential bioterrorism incident. Access descriptions of safety measures and protective clothing to protect yourself from exposure. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of disease associated with eight potential bioterrorism agents. And find additional expert help quickly with the contact details for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Operations Center, FBI Field Offices, and state public health laboratories.

American Red Cross apps

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First Aid by American Red Cross
American Red Cross
First Aid by American Red Cross provides free lifesaving first aid instruction and disaster preparedness information, including videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice.

Red Cross Emergency
American Red Cross
Red Cross Emergency is an “all-inclusive” app that combines more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts from natural to man-made, giving users real-time information about incidents that are about to occur in their location.

Earthquake by American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Earthquake – American Red Cross app provides step-by-step instructions on what to do before/during/after an earthquake. It also includes an “I’m Safe” feature to notify family and friends that you are okay.

Flood by American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Flood by American Red Cross app provides flood warning alerts, location of open shelters, information about dealing with floods and power outages and a customizable “I’m Safe” notification.

Hurricane by American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Hurricane by American Red Cross app provides access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes, including an “I’m safe” messaging alert.

Tornado by American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Tornado by American Red Cross app provides access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after a tornado, including an audible siren when NOAA issues a tornado warning even if your app is closed.

Wildfires by American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Wildfires by American Red Cross shows where NOAA has issued wildfire warnings, notifies you when a new wildfire occurs and gives you a current view of the wildfire’s track and perimeter. You can also let loved ones know that you are safe even if the power is out and learn what steps you should take to prepare your family, home and pets.

Surveillance and Alerts

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Disaster Alert
Pacific Disaster Center
Disaster Alert provides access to information in both a list and on an interactive map about active hazards occurring around the globe.

Alberta Emergency Alert
Government of Alberta, Canada
Alberta Emergency Alerts provide you with critical information about immediate disasters, where the disasters are occurring and what action you can take to better prepare yourself.

Government of Saskatchewan, Canada
SaskAlert is the Government of Saskatchewan’s emergency public alerting program that provides critical information on emergencies in real time, so you can take action to protect yourself, your family and your property. Alerts can be issued by: Environment Canada, Government of Saskatchewan ministries, Crowns and agencies as well as participating municipalities and First Nations.

Outbreaks Near Me
HealthMap (Boston Children’s Hospital)
Outbreaks Near Me provides real-time, searchable disease outbreak information for your neighborhood on interactive maps.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FluView tracks influenza-like illness activity levels across the U.S.

ECDC Threat Reports
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
The ECDC Threat Reports app gives you direct access to key updates and reports on communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union.

Epi Info
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Epi Info™ mobile apps bring many of the features of Epi Info™ for Windows onto Android and iOS mobile platforms. Epidemiologists can calculate sample sizes, collect data, and perform analysis using their smartphones or tablets to investigate outbreaks, respond to emergencies, or conduct public health research in locations lacking IT infrastructure.

Humanitarian Kiosk
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs
This app provides a range of up-to-the-minute humanitarian related information from emergencies around the world

ReliefWeb Crises
ReliefWeb (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs)
RW Crises provides comprehensive coverage of over 20 crisis-affected countries. Get the latest humanitarian updates, disaster trends and country overviews as well as links to in-country contacts, datasets, and jobs and training opportunities. Follow updates in real time and save content for offline use.

Family Reunification

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National Library of Medicine
ReUnite provides ability to upload missing and found person information for family reunification during and after disasters. It provides structured information to the National Library of Medicine’s People Locator service.

National Library of Medicine
This app is for use by hospital staff to reunify friends and family during a mass disaster. It is a reporting and tracking tool that allows staff to capture photos and brief information (name, age, gender, etc.) on disaster victims as they arrive at the hospital. This information on victims is stored in a database that may be searched by staff for family reunification purposes.

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