WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)

WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. 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 substance and, once the substance is identified, guidance on 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 * 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 iPhone version of WISER includes the full ERG 2012 tool. * Mobile support, providing first responders critical information where they need it, when they need it

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