How to obtain 2016 Emergency Response Guidebooks (ERG's)

ERG 2016 for Android          ERG 2016 for iPhone​



  • May 2018:  error found on 2016 ERG First Printing, Page 13.  Road Trailer Identification Chart, Compressed Gas/Tube Trailer, should be labeled 117 instead of 137.
  • Replaced written instructions on page 1 with a flow chart to show how to use the ERG2016.
  • Expanded Table of Placards and updated title to Table of Markings, Labels, and Placards and Initial Response Guide to Use on Scene.
  • Expanded Rail Car Identification Chart and Road Trailer Identification Chart to two pages each. 
  • Updated Table 1 and Table 3 based on new TIH data and reactivity research.
  • Updated pipeline emergency response information.​
  • ​Added information about Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) markings.
  • Added all new dangerous goods/hazardous materials listed in UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to 19th Revised Edition.
  • Added information on Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) applicable in Canada.
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  • For hard-copy distribution, please contact your IEMA Regional Office.  Fire Departments should contact your IFSI Distribution Site​.