Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response
TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response) is an outreach program covering North America. Since 1986, the organization has focused on assisting communities and training emergency responders to prepare for and respond to hazardous material transportation incidents. The TRANSCAER program is led by industry professionals and supported by partner agencies who are critical to the success of 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
- Provide awareness of the safe transportation and handling of hazardous materials.
- Conduct training for communities and emergency responders on how to safely respond to incidents involving hazardous materials during transportation.
- Assist communities with emergency response planning, training, and exercises 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.
Find Training Events Near You
- 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
Crude Oil by Rail Safety Training
This two-part video series gives first responders the information needed before approaching an incident involving crude oil moved by rail.
Seconds Count Video Series
This series of 30 fast-paced videos introduces viewers to topics in an easy to understand, yet detailed way.
Sponsors & Partners
Learn more about the organizations that provide free, quality training for emergency responders.
If you have additional questions about TRANSCAER training programs, connect with your regional or state coordinator.
Register for a Training Event
Interested in signing up for one of our training events in communities across the country?