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CAMEO Software

The home screen in CAMEOfm provides access to the data management modules (such as Facilities and Contacts), as well as the other programs in the CAMEO software suite (CAMEO Chemicals, ALOHA, and MARPLOT).

Since CAMEOfm 2.0, the traditional CAMEO functionality has been split into two programs that need to be downloaded and installed separately:

  • CAMEOfm is a database application where you can keep track of information (such as chemical inventories and contact information for facilities in your community) to assist in emergency response and planning.  It is especially useful for managing data required under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).  You can enter information into the CAMEO database manually and/or by importing a Tier2 Submit file (if the facilities and/or planners in your state use that program to complete Tier II forms under EPCRA).
  • CAMEO Chemicals has an extensive chemical database with critical response information for thousands of chemicals, and a tool that tells you what reactions might occur if chemicals were mixed together.

The programs can be used individually or in conjunction with other programs in the software suite, such as the ALOHA hazard modeling tool and the MARPLOT mapping program.  Learn more about the CAMEO software suite.

Downloading CAMEOfm

The Windows version requires Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.  The Macintosh version requires Lion (10.7.x), Mountain Lion (10.8.x), Mavericks (10.9.x), or Yosemite (10.10.x).  Support for Yosemite was added in version 3.1.1. Operating systems not listed here have not been tested and are not supported.

Important Note for Current CAMEOfm Users: Installing a new version of CAMEOfm will overwrite the data in your current version of CAMEOfm.  To ensure that your data is successfully transferred to the new version, download and read the instructions for transferring data from earlier CAMEOfm versions.

Downloading CAMEO Chemicals

The downloadable, desktop version of CAMEO Chemicals can be run offline and share information with other CAMEO suite programs.  An online version and a mobile site version of CAMEO Chemicals are also available, but they do not interact with other programs in the CAMEO suite.

Learning More About CAMEOfm and CAMEO Chemicals

For an overview of all of the suite programs, download the CAMEO Suite fact sheet (PDF) to learn how these tools can be used to assist first responders and emergency planners. (2 pp, 719 KB, About PDF

For a brief summary of the CAMEO Chemicals program and its capabilities, download the CAMEO Chemicals fact sheet (PDF). (2 pp, 793 KB, About PDF

What is new in latest version of CAMEOfm (3.1.x)?

  • Added new FEMA tab to Resources module to allow classifying resources based on FEMA resource typing definitions
  • Added a drop-down calendar feature for date fields
  • Modified Facility KML export to include 24-hour emergency coordinator phone numbers
  • Updated to allow import of Tier2 Submit 2014 files
  • Updated state-specific fields
  • Upgraded to FileMaker 13; CAMEOfm 3.1.1 for Mac includes a FileMaker patch for the Yosemite (10.10) operating system
  • Made minor bugs fixes and changes

What is new in the latest version of CAMEO Chemicals (2.4.2.x)?

  • Released CAMEO Chemicals to fix bugs in the Windows version of 2.4.2 that prevented CAMEO Chemicals from being able to run offline and that caused issues with the back button.
  • Added DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) to the regulatory information section on chemical datasheets and to the Advanced Search.
  • Added several new chemical datasheets to the database to have better coverage of all the chemicals in the CFATS list.
  • Updated Levels of Concern to the latest AEGLs and ERPGs.
  • Updated the EPA regulatory information to the 2015 List of Lists.
  • Updated Tychem® suit fabric information from DuPont.
  • Updated Hazardous Materials Table information shown on the UN/NA datasheets.
  • Updated list of ALOHA-selectable chemicals to match ALOHA 5.4.5.
  • Revised helps.
  • Made additional minor changes and bug fixes. 

Getting Help

You can report software bugs or obtain additional assistance by emailing the RMP Reporting Center (RMPRC@epacdx.net), or by calling the CAMEO help desk at (703) 227-7650 on weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Eastern Time.

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