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Lancaster County Public
Safety Training Center
The Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center (LCPSTC) is operated
through a joint operating agreement between the County of Lancaster and
the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. In addition, the Lancaster
County Fireman’s Association acts as a partner in the facility.
These organizations have formed this partnership in order to provide the
best possible public safety training facility for use by all emergency
Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)
The NPG is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information
on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational
health professionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent
data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular
form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese
compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information found
in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupational chemical
hazards. The latest printed edition of the NIOSH Pocket Guide is dated
February 2004 (green cover, NIOSH Publication No. 97-140, third printing
with minor changes) and contains information on 677 chemicals or substance
groupings. Printed copies are available from NIOSH, the National Technical
Information Service (NTIS), or the Government Printing Office (GPO).
American Emergency Response Guide (ERG) ONLINE
Full text of the 2000 ERG online. Includes French and Spanish versions
Learn to stay safe on-scene.
Michigan State University (Emergency Response Solutions), in conjunction
with Industrial Safety Consultants, Inc., has developed several online
Awareness Level training programs for public and private sector emergency
MSU is offering some of these programs for a limited time at no cost.
Some of these programs can be used for required refresher training. Funding
for these programs is generated through a federal grant. Michigan State
University will provide electronic certificates available for printing
to those who complete each course with a passing grade. A representative
from your employer will need to provide a signature on the certificate
for proper documentation.
U.S. Consumer Product
List of safety notices and recalls for thousands of products. Searchable
by product type or manufacturer's name.
National Fire Protection Association
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide
burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and
advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
NFPA membership totals more than 79,000 individuals from around the world
and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.
FEMA is part of the Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Preparedness
and Response Directorate. FEMA has more than 2,600 full time employees.
They work at FEMA headquarters in Washington D.C., at regional and area
offices across the country, the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center,
and the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. FEMA
also has nearly 4,000 standby disaster assistance employees who are available
for deployment after disasters. Often FEMA works in partnership with other
organizations that are part of the nation's emergency management system.
These partners include state and local emergency management agencies,
27 federal agencies and the American Red Cross.
U.S. Fire Administration
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security, the mission of the
USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies,
through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support. We serve the
Nation independently, in coordination with other Federal agencies, and
in partnership with fire protection and emergency service communities.
With a commitment to excellence, we provide public education, training,
technology and data initiatives.