The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Safety Council have developed software that aids in managing all of the data needed to conduct emergency planning. CAMEO (Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations) is the name for the comprehensive computer software program developed by the US Government and others.
(The Off-Site Consequence Analysis button on this site helps to explain ALOHA, which is a component of CAMEO.) LEPCs and fire departments should contact their SERCs about getting and using CAMEO software. The National Safety Council owns the copyright to CAMEO, and sells the software. Soon, however, the CAMEO software will be on the Internet and available for no cost.
The Internet site for the National Safety Council and purchasing CAMEO software is http://www.nsc.org/ehc/cameo.htm
CAMEO software has mapping information supplied by the Bureau of the Census, chemical databases, modeling software, and more.