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About this app

WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.

First responders in general, and HAZMAT units in particular, must make many decisions quickly in handling hazardous-materials incidents. They need accurate information about the hazardous substances, the emergency resources available, and the surrounding environmental conditions to save lives and minimize the impact on the environment and physical property. The WISER application extracts content from TOXNET's Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), an authoritative, peer-reviewed information resource maintained by the National Library of Medicine, and places that information into the hands of those who need it most.

Features of WISER

* Rapid access to the most important information about a hazardous substance by an intelligent synopsis engine and display called “Key Info”

* Intuitive, simple, logical user interface developed by working with experienced first responders

* Comprehensive decision support, including assistance in identification of an unknown chemical or chemical syndrome and guidance on the immediate actions necessary to save lives and protect the environment

* GIS support provides for isolation/protective distance overlays on a map of the incident

* Access to NLM’s Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), which contains detailed peer-reviewed information on hazardous substances

* Interactive chemical reactivity data based on NOAA's CRW 3.0, allowing WISER to predict hazards caused by a user prescribed mix of chemicals.

* User Profiles enable users to specify the role they are currently playing at the scene of an incident: first responder, HAZMAT specialist, EMS specialist, hospital provider, or preparedness planner. The key information presented to the user about a substance varies depending on this role, so that the information most relevant to the respective job can be quickly accessed.

* Radiological and biological substance support.

* ERG 2012 data; the Android version of WISER includes the full ERG 2012 tool.

* Mobile support, providing first responders critical information where they need it, when they need it.
Updated on
Oct 18, 2021

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1.71K reviews
johny gooding
August 1, 2020
I used to use this app, and really liked the information it provided, but now the search known substances does not open, and immediately closes the app. Not much use anymore. Please repair the problem.
20 people found this review helpful
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National Library of Medicine at NIH
August 6, 2020
We are working on this issue and have a patch coming soon. In the meantime, uninstalling and reinstalling should resolve your issue.
Terry Price
February 3, 2022
Luckily, I have not had to use this app, yet. But I like the fact I don't have to go digging for the ERG guide in my unit, but have it at my fingertips, and able to access in seconds. Plus there is so much more here.
6 people found this review helpful
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6 Storm Chaser
July 16, 2021
So your driving along on the expressway. A crash happens right in front of you. It's a truck carrying unknowns on it, It's now on fire. How do you know what about to make you day really a bad one. Well see those signs on the truck. Match those with what's in the app and you'll know what to do, Run like Hell or something else. This app has all the info you'll need to make that life or death experience a informative one.
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What's new

- Spanish translations are now available for limited ERG-specific content (ERG guide page and most protective distance data) only.
- Fire-specific scenario data can now be plotted on protective distance maps.
- Added many small fixes and updates across all WISER platforms.