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Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

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The 2024 Emergency Response Guidebook and mobile application is now available!

Quickly Identify Hazardous Materials Emergency Procedures

The 2024 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a manual intended for use during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving hazardous materials/dangerous goods.

DOT's goal is to place an ERG in every public emergency service vehicle nationwide. To date, more than 18 million free copies have been distributed to the emergency response community through state emergency management coordinators. Members of the public may purchase a copy of the ERG through the GPO Bookstore and other commercial suppliers.

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NOTICE: Commercial Suppliers who would like access to the print production files for the 2024 Emergency Response Guidebook should send a request to Files are available as InDesign (.indd) or in the Microsoft Office Suite (.docx, .xlsx).



On Friday April 5, 2024 the U.S. Department of Transportation's (US DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) hosted a webinar to discuss the May 2023 Hazmat Roundtable. The HazMat Roundtable was formed to identify issues and suggest actions to strengthen HazMat preparedness throughout the United States. Comprised of technical specialists and subject matter experts, the Roundtable meets annually to address challenges, successes, and trends for improvement in Hazmat preparedness.

Hazmat Roundtable Webinar (2024)