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App Information: ERG Pro

This post was contributed by Ray Coleman of Creative Custom Applications.

ERG Pro is an application for iOS devices developed by Creative Custom Applications. ERG Pro has the complete 2008 Emergency Response Guide data from the NHTSB.  ERG Pro is easy to use and all of the data is searchable.

The tab bar allows for easy navigation between the material lookup, guides, tables, and contact numbers. Search materials by name or UN number. Once you select a material, the detail view gives you information on class or division, the associated guide number with a button link, the placard image, water reactivity, and a button link for initial isolation if applicable.

The guide data is searchable by guide number or it is linked directly with the material detail view. ERG Pro includes the isolation tables and the water reactivity table. Also included is the chemical response contact list.

ERG Pro is fast and easy to use. Finding a material is much quicker than using the orange book. A must have for any emergency responder who has the potential for exposure to hazardous materials. ERG Pro works on iOS 3.0 or higher. Available on iTunes, ERG Pro is great value at $2.99.

Ray Coleman is a former Fire/EMS Captain who currently works as a seasonal Park Ranger/Paramedic for the National Park Service.  Ray also has 20+ years computer/programming experience and is a mobile application programmer.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.