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CAMEO Team Shares Emergency Planning Software with Local Responders

MAY 28, 2019 — In early May, members of the CAMEO® software team attended the National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO) conference to discuss CAMEO’s chemical emergency software and gain insights on the current needs and situations of planners across the nation.

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Members of the EPA and NOAA, who have partnered to create the CAMEO software suite for over 30 years, were both present at the conference. The conference brought together city, county, state, and tribal emergency planners from every region of the U.S., with attendees flying in from as far as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.


At the conference, attendees heard from the EPA, the US Chemical Safety Board, Homeland Security, Local Emergency Planning Commissions (LEPCs), and NOAA’s CAMEO team. The CAMEO team reviewed recent updates to the software, shared the anticipated releases within the coming year, and gave a live demonstration of the redesigned Tier2 Submit™, which industry uses to comply with EPA regulation surrounding hazardous chemical materials. Attendees also participated in a table top exercise simulating a spill of anhydrous ammonia. The exercise brought together industry, the Reno police force, 911 dispatchers and responders, and more.


Throughout the conference, CAMEO team members used the opportunity to talk with CAMEO users in both formal and informal settings, collecting feedback on the programs and what new features users would like to see in the future. This feedback helps ensure that CAMEO tools provide the most intuitive and efficient experience for users as they plan for and respond to chemical emergencies.


For more information, contact Kristen.Faiferlick@noaa.gov.   


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