Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response
TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response) is a national outreach effort. Since 1986, the organization has focused on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. The TRANSCAER program is led by industry professionals who volunteer their time to support our mission.
TRANSCAER volunteer members come from a variety of sectors in the industry, including:
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Industry & Industry Associations
- Emergency Response
The TRANSCAER Purpose
- Promote safe transportation and handling of hazardous materials
- Educate and assist communities near major transportation routes about hazardous materials
- Aid community emergency response planning for hazardous material transportation incidents
To fulfill our mission and purpose, TRANSCAER offers a variety of services to communities and to emergency responders.
Local communities get our assistance to better understand and plan for hazmat transportation emergencies.
Free hazmat training is available in multiple styles including classroom, hands-on, and online.
Drills and Exercises
We help communities plan drills and exercises to improve the response and handling of hazmat emergencies.
Reference and Training Materials
Technical information about chemicals and transportation equipment is made available for both training and emergency response.
Our Sponsors and Partners share best practices, new programs, and resources with emergency response professionals at national level conferences and workshops.
Regional and state coordinators work to implement the TRANSCAER mission and help connect local responders with the resources they need.
The TRANSCAER awards program celebrates the teams and individuals who made an exceptional contribution to hazmat safety over the past year. Nominate someone you think went above the call of duty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most common questions about TRANSCAER, hazmat training events, and emergency response support services.
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- United States
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington, D.C.
- West Virginia