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Who We Are

TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and to respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.  TRANSCAER® members consist of volunteer representatives from the chemical manufacturing, transportation, distributor, and emergency response industries, as well as the government.


Union Pacific Railroad and The Dow Chemical Company founded TRANSCAER in 1986.


TRANSCAER® is organized into two groups: the National TRANSCAER Task Group (NTTG) and its included Executive Committee, which manages the TRANSCAER program; and the Regional Approach, which implements TRANSCAER and the nine TRANSCAER steps throughout the United States.

Members of the NTTG may represent manufacturers, distributors, hazardous materials storage and handling, transporters, emergency response and preparedness organizations, their associations, and related service industries.

See National TRANSCAER® TASK GROUP for a list of the current National TRANSCAER Task Group Members.

Available TRANSCAER resources may include:

  • Classroom and hands-on training
  • Emergency planning assistance
  • Support for community drills and exercises
  • Technical information, reference, and training materials
  • National conferences and workshops for sharing best practices and networking

Learn more about TRANSCAER open our brochure and our TRANSCAER BRIEFING.

If you would like more information about TRANSCAER®, contact Erica Bernstein, Director – Outreach, CHEMTREC®, 2900 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA, 22042-4513, or call 703-741-5524 or email

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