Emergency Response

Links to a range of ATSDR documents related to emergency response including trainings for learning how to respond to an emergency involving hazardous substances in the environment, information about ATSDR’s Emergency Response Team, and resources for people that respond to emergency events involving chemicals and radioactive materials.

  • Emergency Response at ATSDR
    Emergency planning, training and resources ATSDR Emergency Response Teams are available 24 hours a day, and are comprised of toxicologists, physicians, and other scientists available to assist during an emergency involving hazardous substances in the environment.
  • HazMat Emergency Preparedness Training and Tools for Responders
    This web page discusses training programs and tools to help communities develop sound, evidence-based assumptions in preparing for hazardous materials (HazMat) emergencies and disasters.
  • Rapid Response Registry
    The Rapid Response Registry helps local, state, and federal public health and disaster response agencies rapidly establish registries of persons who are exposed or potentially exposed to chemicals or other harmful agents during catastrophic events.
  • Toxic Substances Portal Resources for Emergency Responders
    Information for people that respond to emergency events involving chemicals and radioactive materials. ATSDR’s Emergency Response Program provides technical assistance on managing field and medical responses to acute releases of hazardous substances.
Page last reviewed: February 8, 2016