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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

National Fire Protection Association

National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)
MIPT is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security training partner serving the nation's 850,000 uniformed officers and law enforcement leadership. Our mission is to enhance the public safety through training, professional development and education under the MIPT's Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement. MIPT trains the line officer in information gathering techniques to enhance the quality and quantity of reporting. Training and professional development is offered at no cost to qualified participants through the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Preparedness Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Response and Restoration

Responders Knowledge Base
RKB Mission: Provide emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, online source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information.

RAND - Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks: A Quick Guide

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The CSB conducts root cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. The agency does not issue fines or citations, but does make recommendations to plants, regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry organizations, and labor groups.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA works to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

U.S. Department of Labor, Chemical Protective Clothing, OSHA Technical Manual

U.S. Department of Labor, Respiratory Protection, OSHA Technical Manual

U.S. Fire Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.