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Emergency Checklist

CHEMTREC has been helping emergency responders handle hazardous materials emergencies since 1971. CHEMTREC can provide valuable information and guidance even when limited information is available about the product or incident. However, the more information available when you call, the more we can help.

Types of information our Emergency Service Specialists will request when you call:

  • Caller's name, title & organization 
  • Callback number at scene
  • Dispatch center phone number 
  • Description of incident and actions taken 
  • Type and number of injuries/exposures 
  • Material involved, including: 
    • Name of the products(s), preferably a trade name
    • Carrier and trailer or car number
    • UN, NA (placard) or STCC number of the products
    • Points of origin and destination
    • Names of consignee and shipper
  • Type or description and number of containers/packages 
  • Specific information you need right away (SDS, medical help, etc.) 
  • Size of or amount of release 
  • Location, time, weather at the scene