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WISER for Android 3.1 Released
May 13, 2014
WISER for Android 3.1 is now available.
  • WISER's popular Help Identify Chemical capability is now available on the Android platform. Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria:
    • physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors
    • signs and symptoms of victims of exposure
    • the ability to categorize a substance, such as a substance used in a meth lab or a flammable substance
    • hazard values from NFPA 704 placards
    • transportation identification, including DOT placards, type of road trailer, and type of rail car
  • Use WISER's protective distance mapping feature on your Android device. Visualize the areas likely to be affected during the first 30 minutes after a substance is spilled or released on a live map. The Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook is the source of WISER's protective distance data.
WebWISER 4.5 released
December 20, 2013

WebWISER 4.5 is now available. This new release integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012. See below for more information on this release.

CHEMM integration brings the following new features to WISER:

ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release.

WISER for Windows 4.5 released
October 28, 2013

WISER for Windows is now available. This new release integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012. See below for more information on this release.

CHEMM integration brings the following new features to WISER:

ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release. This includes the full ERG 2012 tool

WISER for Android 2.0 released
May 10, 2013

WISER for Android 2.0 is now available. This new release integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012. See below for more information on this release.

CHEMM integration brings the following new features to WISER:

ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release. The Android version of WISER now includes the full ERG 2012 tool.

WISER for iOS 3.1 released
March 27, 2013

WISER for iOS 3.1, a universal app for Apple iOS devices, is now available. This new release integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012. See below for more information on this release.

CHEMM integration brings the following new features to WISER:

ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release. The iPhone version of WISER now includes a separated, full ERG 2012 tool.

WISER for iOS 3.0 released
July 1, 2012
WISER for iOS 3.0, a universal app for Apple iOS devices, is now available. This new release adds native support for the iPad in addition to support for the iPhone and iPod touch. Take a look at these new features: Don't forget that all these features remain for iPhone and iPod touch. See the features for these devices introduced in our 1.0 and 2.0 releases.
WISER for iPhone/iPod touch 2.0 released
March 1, 2012
WISER for iPhone/iPod touch 2.0 is now available.
  • WISER's popular Help Identify Chemical capability is now available on the iOS platform. Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria:
    • physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors
    • signs and symptoms of victims of exposure
    • the ability to categorize a substance, such as a substance used in a meth lab or a flammable substance
    • hazard values from NFPA 704 placards
    • transportation identification, including DOT placards, type of road trailer, and type of rail car
  • Use WISER's protective distance mapping feature on your iPhone or iPod touch. Visualize the areas likely to be affected during the first 30 minutes after a substance is spilled or released on a live map. The Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook is the source of WISER's protective distance data.
WebWISER Update
January 19, 2012

Take a quick look at some of the most significant changes we've made to WebWISER in this release:

WISER for Android released
August 24, 2011

WISER is now available for Android devices. Take a look at these features of this exciting new WISER release:

Look for updates to WISER for Android in the coming months, including the addition of WISER's powerful Help Identify feature and full suite of tools.

See more information on this release.

Version 4.4 Released
March 8, 2011

Take a quick look at the most significant changes we've made to WISER in our 4.4 release:

  • WISER for Windows rolls out a new, interactive Chemical Reactivity capability
  • 19 new substances introduced, including substances in the news such as Crude Oil, Corexit 9500, and Corexit 9527
  • All WISER platforms include data updates based on the latest Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM), Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) for biological agents, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (EPA AEGLs) content.
  • Many miscellaneous usability improvements and fixes

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WISER for BlackBerry released
July 19, 2010

WISER is now available for BlackBerry devices. New features in this release:

  • Quick online access to WISER's full database of chemical, biological, and radiological substances.
  • Easy access to WISER's Help Identify capability.

Note: This release requires connectivity to the internet either through your mobile phone carrier or Wi-Fi.

WISER for iPhone/iPod Touch released
June 9, 2010

WISER is now available for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices. Note that this release is also compatible with the Apple iPad. Take a look at these features of this exciting new WISER release:

Look for updates to WISER for iPhone/iPod touch in the coming months, including the addition of WISER's powerful Help Identify feature and full suite of tools.

See more information on this release.

IAFC Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference
May 22, 2010

The WISER team hosted a training event and booth at the IAFC Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference in Baltimore, MD.

NLM's WISER, REMM, and soon CHEMM: What you should know (and use) in 2010

CARPA Webinar
March 3, 2010

WISER was discussed and demonstrated during the California Air Response Planning Alliance webinar conducted on March 3rd.

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Version 4.3 Released
August 21, 2009

Take a quick look at some of the most significant changes we've made to WISER in this release:

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DHS WISER Training Event
November 19, 2009

The WISER team conducted a training event at the Chemical Casualty Medical Response Management Training and Demonstration conference in Pasadena, CA.

The Continuing Challenge
September 9-10,2009

The WISER team attended The Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop in Sacramento, CA

WISER: Hazmat Response in the Palm of your Hand

Version 4.2 Released
December 4, 2008

Take a quick look at some of the most significant changes we've made to WISER in this release:

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WebWISER Update
May 29, 2008

WebWISER has been updated to increase compatibility with the iPhone.

Version 4.1 Released
April 25, 2008

Version 4.1 of WISER has been released. New features in this release include:

  • Integration of the 2008 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook
  • ERG Tool enhancements
  • Support for 64-bit Windows platforms
  • Section 508 compliance for WebWISER users with disabilities
  • Other miscellaneous fixes and improvements