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Use of the Emergency Response Guide in a HAZMAT response

Explain how the ERG (Emergency Response Guide) is used in HAZMAT (Hazardous Material) response, to include the limitations on the ERG.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK IS A GUIDEBOOK FOR FIRST RESPONDERS DURING THE INITIAL PHASE OF A DANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (HAZMAT) INCIDENT.

Introduction:
The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2004) was developed jointly by the US Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) for use by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material. DOT's goal is to place one ERG2004 in each emergency service vehicle, nationwide, through distribution to state and local public safety authorities.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK IS A GUIDEBOOK FOR FIRST RESPONDERS DURING THE INITIAL PHASE OF A DANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (HAZMAT) INCIDENT.

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