North American Emergency Response Guide
Session Reference: 1
Topic: North American Emergency Response Guide
Level of Instruction: 3
Time Required: 2-3 hours
. NAERG Books
. Placards or Placards Chart
. Slides of vehicles with placards found in your area
. North American Emergency Response Guide Book
. Hazardous Materials for First Responders. IFSTA 2nd Edition
. MFRI Hazardous Materials Operations Program
The North American Emergency Response Guide Book is one that all emergency responders need to be familiar with. It is carried on every emergency vehicle in your department, and every call that you respond on (vehicle accident, building fire, or medical emergency) could require using it.
Objective (SPO): 1-1
The student will be able to from memory and without assistance, the four color sections of the North American Emergency Response Guidebook, and be able use it on a incident.
Review of the Four Different Color Sections of the NAERG
. Yellow Section of materials by Identification Numbers
. Blue Section of materials by Name
. Orange Section of Guides for dealing with material
. Green Section of Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances
Session 1 Using the NAERG Book
SPO 1-1 The student will be able to identify, from memory and without assistance, the sections in the NAERG book, and its use on a incident.
1-1 Describe the use of the four digit identification numbers used in the NAERG.
1-2 Describe the Yellow Section of the NAERG, how it is used to identify a material, and what guide to use to handle an incident dealing with the material.
1-3 Describe the Blue Section of the NAERG, how it is used to identify a material, and what guide to use to handle an incident dealing with the material.
1-4 Describe the Orange Section of the NAERG, the purpose of the guides in this section, and how to use it on an incident.
1-5 Identify the Green Section of the NAERG, the purpose of this section, and how to use it on an incident.
1-6 Using all the sections of the NAERG the student will be able to identify how to deal with a incident dealing with a chemical disclose.
I. Four Digit Identification Numbers (1-1)
A. Purpose of Numbers
1. Internationally developed numbers used so that a user can identify the material, no matter what
language they speak.
2. Developed by the United Nations for International use.
3. Show examples of placards found in your area.
B. Use of Numbering System.
1. Using slides/overheads of placards show the students how the numbering system is used to identify
2. Have the students identify locations in their first due area that they could find placards used, and
what type of business it is.
II. Yellow Identification Section of Guide (1-2)
A. Purpose of the Section
1. Identifying hazardous materials by the four digit United Nations number on the placard or shipping
2. Identify the guide used for dealing with an incident that the number has identified.
B. Using the Yellow Section of NAERG
1. Materials listed by numerical order. (Approximately 3600 chemicals)
2. More than 1 chemical may have the same Identification number. (Example: 1203)
C. Activity for students.
1. Divide the class into small groups, and give each group 3-5 numbers to identify the chemical.
(Examples: 1923, 2054, & 3027)
2. Give each group 5-10 minutes to identify the chemical, and report their findings to the class.
III. Blue Identification Section of Guide (1-3)
A. Purpose of the Section
1. Identify the hazardous material by its proper name found on the shipping papers.
2. Identify the guide used for dealing with an incident that has the chemical name identified.
B. Using the Blue Section