WISER, the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders, is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents, as well as during training sessions and exercises in preparation for such events. WISER provides rapid access to a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
Developed by the National Library of Medicine, WISER is available for Microsoft Windows™ platforms (both PCs and Windows Mobile devices) and Palm OS mobile devices. Download WISER free-of-charge. A Web-based WISER supports Web browsers for both PCs and PDAs, including BlackBerry and iPhone.
Training materials, including scenario-based modules, are also available for downloading.
Parts of this article were reprinted from WISER.
~ Linda Hartman