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CAMEO Training and Events

Current Training Sessions

  • HotZone Conference;  CAMEO training topical class; October 19-20; Houston, Texas
  • Basic CAMEO Training, Nevada SERC Sponsored Event:
    • Instructor: Tom Bergman, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    • Introduction to ALOHA, CAMEOfm, CAMEO Chemicals, and MARPLOT, as well as conducting risk analysis for chemical hazards in your community
    • Location: Elko, Nevada
    • Date/Time: November 1-3, 2017; 8 AM to 5 PM Daily
    • Equipment Requirement: Wireless internet enabled laptop with CAMEO suite installed or capability to install CAMEO software
  • Advanced CAMEO Training, Oklahoma SERC Sponsored Event:
    • Instructor: Tom Bergman, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    • Description: Advanced ALOHA, CAMEOfm, and MARPLOT, as well as the opportunity to take the CAMEO certified user and certified instructor exam(s).
    • Location: Oklahoma DEQ, 707 N Robinson Oklahoma City, OK
    • Date/Time: November 13-17, 2017 OR December 4-8, 2017; 8 AM to 5 PM Daily
    • Note: You may register to attend any combination of training dates; it is not required to attend all 5 days. Please register for only the dates/sessions you wish to attend.

For registration/Information on the above SERC sponsored sessions, e-mail: Tom Bergman (tom.bergman@deq.ok.gov) with participant name, organization, and contact information.

  • The Maine State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Maine Emergency Management Agency, and US EPA (Region 1), will be conducting a MARPLOT training on November 7, 2017. The class will be held at the Maine Emergency Management Agency (45 Commerce Drive Agusta, Maine) from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET.
    • For more information or to register for the above MARPLOT training, please contact Faith Mayer at the Maine Emergency Management Agency at: Faith Mayer (faith.e.mayer@maine.gov) or 207-557-3675.

Ongoing Training

Louisiana State University, National Center for Biomedical Research (NCBRT) offers Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified courses covered under the NCBRT’s Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement. CAMEO introductory and advanced courses are included in this program. As a DHS primary training provider, the NCBRT can offer this vital training at no direct cost to your agency. Please contact: NCBRT (info@ncbrt.lsu.edu) or 1-877-829-8550 to schedule a course through your state administrative agency, or visit NCBRT's site Exitto learn more about their training opportunities.

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) offers two online CAMEO courses (described below). The cost for each course is $350. For more information or to register for these courses, contact Karen Murray at UCLA-LOSH at (310) 794-5989 or Karen Murray (kmurray@irle.ucla.edu).

CAMEO 1 - This course covers the CAMEO Chemicals and the ALOHA software programs.

CAMEO 2 - Completing the CAMEO 1 course, or previous experience with the CAMEO Chemicals and ALOHA software, is a prerequisite for this course. The CAMEO 2 course covers the MARPLOT mapping program and the CAMEOfm Data Templates, and culminates in a simulation of a massive earthquake releasing many chemicals at once, that your emergency response agency must handle. In that final exercise, you must use all of the software programs in the CAMEO Suite -- CAMEO Chemicals, ALOHA, MARPLOT, and CAMEOfm.  

About the Instructor - Kevin Smith is a federally certified CAMEO Instructor and a retired Deputy Fire Marshal, who has responded to over 1,000 hazardous materials incidents over the course of his career. A CAMEO user since 1987, Kevin has taught the CAMEO courses offered at The Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Workshop in Sacramento every year since 1992. He has also taught CAMEO online through the University of California for over a decade. You can reach Kevin Smith via e-mail: Kevin Smith (plancmil@aol.com) or at (714) 856-3479.

User Groups

New England CAMEO User Group
For information, e-mail: Tom Campbell (campbell@dem.state.ri.us) or call him at (401) 222-1360, extension 7128.

CAMEO News Service

The CAMEO News Service is a one-way listserv which serves as a communication tool for CAMEO managers and developers to communicate important information to the CAMEO community. The service provides users with an up-to-date status on various aspects of the CAMEOfm/CAMEO Chemicals/MARPLOT/ALOHA software. To subscribe, send an empty e-mail: CAMEO News Service  (subscribe-cameo@lists.epa.gov).