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TRANSCAER Awards

Recognition of Contributions to TRANSCAER’s Outreach Efforts

The TRANSCAER® awards program is designed to recognize the achievements of individuals, companies, and organizations which have gone beyond the normal call of duty to advocate, demonstrate, and implement the principles of TRANSCAER.

Nominations for the 2019 TRANSCAER Awards Program will open on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Awards Timeline

Nomination Forms Available for Online Submission/2019 Awards Protocol
Friday, December 6, 2019

Closing/Deadline for Award Nominations
March 6, 2020

Distribute to Awards Committee for Review
Week of March 9-13, 2020

Awards Committee Review. Recipients Selected
Week of March 23-27, 2020

Notify Recipients
By April 10, 2020

Coordinate Award Presentations
At the recipients’ discretion

Announce Recipients
Following final award presentation

Distinguished Service Award

The TRANSCAER Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of exceptionally meritorious service to the public in a TRANSCAER capacity. The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service that is clearly exceptional. Please recognize that exceptional performance of normal TRANSCAER activities will not alone justify this award.

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Nomination packets must include a 1000-word (maximum) essay describing the nominee’s accomplishments during his/her tenure with TRANSCAER.

Nominations can be received throughout the year. There is no limitation as to the number of awards that may be given in any one year, however, it is expected that this award will be for such exceptional service that its issuance will be infrequent.

Self-nominations are not accepted for the TRANSCAER Distinguished Service Award.

Any subsequent TRANSCAER Distinguished Service Award to the same individual, company, or organization must be justified with service that significantly surpasses the service rendered for the previous award.

The recipient of the Distinguished Service Award will be recognized at the venue of choice with an award presentation.

Nominations for the 2019 TRANSCAER Awards Program will close on Friday, March 6, 2019.

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National Achievement Award

The National Achievement Award is given in recognition of extraordinary achievement by an individual person, individual company, individual organization, or a team (of individuals, companies, or organizations) in support of the TRANSCAER initiatives extending beyond the geographic boundaries of any one region.

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The minimum eligibility criteria for the award are as follows:

  1. Activities must have been billed or co-billed as TRANSCAER activities.
  2. Nominations must show documented evidence that the efforts for which the nomination is made resulted in the delivery of TRANSCAER tools to new audiences in multiple regions OR the efforts resulted in recruitment of new TRANSCAER membership/participation in more than one region.
  3. Activities helped foster better local and/or regional cooperation and/or coordination so that potential future emergencies will likely go smoother as a result of the training. There must be positive impact to the community, emergency responders, industry, and/or TRANSCAER.
  4. The nominee's actions must be consistent with the principles of TRANSCAER.
  5. Selection of a recipient for the National TRANSCAER Achievement Award shall be supported by no less than 75% of the members of the TRANSCAER Award Committee eligible to vote.

There is no limitation on the number of awards given in any year.

Nominations for the 2019 TRANSCAER Awards Program will close on Friday, March 6, 2019.

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Regional Achievement Award

The Regional Achievement Award is given in recognition of extraordinary achievement by an individual person, individual company, individual organization, or a team (of individuals, companies, or organizations) in support of the TRANSCAER initiatives.

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The minimum eligibility criteria for the award are as follows:

  1. Activities must have been billed or co-billed as TRANSCAER activities.
  2. Nominations must show documented evidence that the efforts for which the nomination is made resulted in the delivery of TRANSCAER tools to new audiences in multiple geographic locations OR the efforts resulted in recruitment of new TRANSCAER membership/participation in multiple geographic locations.
  3. Activities helped foster better local and/or regional cooperation and/or coordination so that potential future emergencies will likely go smoother as a result of the training. There must be a positive impact to the community, emergency responders, industry, and/or TRANSCAER.
  4. The nominee's actions must be consistent with the principles of TRANSCAER.
  5. Selection of a recipient for the TRANSCAER Regional Achievement Award shall be supported by no less than 75% of the members of the TRANSCAER Award Committee eligible to vote.

There is no limitation on the number of awards given in any year.

Nominations for the 2019 TRANSCAER Awards Program will close on Friday, March 6, 2019.

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Torch Award

The Torch Award is to be given to a TRANSCAER Team Members who has actively dedicated a portion of their professional career to the TRANSCAER mission, but are either retiring, leaving for a new job/industry, or are leaving the program due to another unforeseen situation.

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Each nominee will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Nominee has made a major contribution or has achieved significant accomplishments in TRANSCAER on a state, regional, and national level.
  2. Nominee has been engaged in planning, organizing, and supporting TRANSCAER events.
  3. Nominee has demonstrated superior dedication to the TRANSCAER mission and has served as a volunteer for at least 10 years.
  4. Nominee has been active in promoting safe transportation of hazardous materials for 10 years.
  5. Nominee has demonstrated community impact through the fire service or other volunteer activities.
  6. The selection of the TRANSCAER Torch Award recipient will be determined through a nationwide nomination process.
  7. The recipient of the TRANSCAER Torch Award will be recognized at the venue of choice with an award presentation.
  8. Nomination packets must include a 500-word (maximum) essay describing the nominee’s accomplishments during his/her tenure with TRANSCAER.

Nominations for the 2019 TRANSCAER Awards Program will close on Friday, March 6, 2019.

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Individual Recognition

The Individual Recognition Award recognizes the special effort of any individual, team, company, or other organization in advancing the principles of TRANSCAER. The efforts for which the recipient(s) is (are) nominated need not be billed as TRANSCAER activities, but must be consistent with the principles and objectives of TRANSCAER.

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On the online nomination form, please describe how this achievement went above and beyond standard job duties by how it impacted a community, emergency responders, the industry, and/or the TRANSCAER Program.

Nominations for any individual, team, company, or other organization for an Individual Recognition Award may be made by the TRANSCAER Executive Committee, TRANSCAER sponsor or partner, any state or regional coordinator, or by the Chairman of the National TRANSCAER Task Group.

There is no limitation on the number of awards given in any year.

*Please note a nomination form is due for each individual recognition award that is being nominated. Please do not upload a list of multiple nominees to one nomination form*

Nominations for the 2019 TRANSCAER Awards Program will close on Friday, March 6, 2019.

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Learn more about the TRANSCAER Awards

Download 2019 Awards Protocol (PDF)

The recipients for the 2018 TRANSCAER Awards have been announced. Please see the Past Recipients section for a full list.

For additional information, please email transcaer@chemtrec.com.

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