CHEMTREC/American Chemistry Council News

CHEMTREC Partners With National Volunteer Fire Council To Organize CHEMTREC HELP Award

CHEMTREC, the source of 24/7 call center support and information during hazardous materials incidents, partners with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to offer the CHEMTREC HELP (Hazmat Emergency Local Preparedness) Award. Through this program, two volunteer fire departments will be awarded $7,500 to help enhance their response capabilities and increase local readiness to respond to and prepare for hazardous materials incidents. Eligibility Criteria To be eligible to apply for the CH...

CHEMTREC And The National Registration Center For Chemicals (NRCC) Of China Enter Strategic Partnership

The NRCC and CHEMTREC partnership can enhance responses to hazardous chemicals incidents when they occur CHEMTREC® and the National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) of China are pleased to announce that the two organizations have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual assistance that became effective on August 1, 2012. The partnership will enhance the capabilities of both organizations to effectively respond to hazardous materials incidents o...

TRANSCAER Trains Over 60,000 Emergency Responders On Safe Handling Of Anhydrous Ammonia

TRANSCAER's Anhydrous Ammonia Training Tour is the first nationwide, product-specific training module More than 60,000 emergency responders across 37 states have received training in the safe handling and distribution of anhydrous ammonia by TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities in preparing for and responding to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.&nbs...

Leading Emergency Call Center CHEMTREC Completes 40 Years Of Operations

Be it minor or critical incidents, CHEMTREC offers crucial assistance to fire-fighters and other personnels This month marks the 40th year of operations for CHEMTREC, the world’s foremost emergency call center that provides immediate critical response information during emergency incidents involving chemicals, hazardous materials and dangerous goods. A service of the American Chemistry Council, CHEMTREC is a round-the-clock public service hotline available to firefighte...

TRANSCAER® Announces Online Availability Of Its Anhydrous Ammonia Training Material

Anhydrous ammonia Training Tour training material and resources from TRANSCAER are now available online As a supplement to its nationwide training tour to educate safety officials on how to respond to anhydrous ammonia release incidents, the TRANSCAER® Anhydrous Ammonia Training Tour training materials and resources are now available online. TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary, nationwide outreach effort that helps communit...

Rail And Chemical Companies Recognized By National Program For Efforts To Enhance Community Safety

The 2008 TRANSCAER award has been awarded to four companies who aid community response to hazmat incidents The National Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER®)Task Group (NTTG) today presented the 2008 TRANSCAER National Achievement Award to four companies committed to helping communities prepare for and respond to possible hazardous materials transportation incidents. Companies attending the event will receive their award at the 22nd Annu...

Union Pacific Railroad’s Louis J. Wagner Recognized By National Program

Louis J. Wagner has been presented with the TRANSCAER Distinguished Service Award The National Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER®)Task Group today presented the TRANSCAER Distinguished Service Award to Louis J. Wagner for more than 17 years of exceptional service, leadership and commitment in helping communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous materials incident. Wagner is the general director of Chemical Transportation...

Free Training Video Provides Valuable First Line Of Defense For Emergency Responders

CHEMTREC has launched a training video detailing their free emergency response resource New training video for first responders made available When faced with an incident involving hazardous materials or dangerous goods, emergency responders need quick access to a reliable resource that can provide critical and immediate assistance directly to the scene. Thanks to a recently released training video, emergency responders can learn about a free, valuable emergency response to...

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