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Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

ERG 2020 Cover

Quickly Identify Hazardous Materials Emergency Procedures

PHMSA's 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

DOT's goal is to place an ERG in every public emergency service vehicle nationwide. To date, more than16 million free copies have been distributed to the emergency response community through state emergency management coordinators. Members of the public may purchase a copy of the ERG through the GPO Bookstore and other commercial suppliers.

First responders, we want your feedback! Submit your name, organization, contact information, and comments to ERGComments@dot.gov.

ERG 2020 Cover Files

NOTICE: Commercial Suppliers who would like to request the print production files for the 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook should send an email to ERGComments@DOT.gov by Friday August 14, 2020. The print production files will be released to all interested suppliers via an email link sent out on Tuesday August 18, 2020.

Last updated: Thursday, September 29, 2022