TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a national outreach initiative designed to:
- Improve community awareness of hazardous materials found in transportation.
- Encourage partnerships between citizens and industry.
- Assist emergency responders in planning and preparing for hazardous material-related incidents.
- Assist emergency responders in evaluating their community's emergency response plan.
Training Provided to Non-Employees
UP participates in various TRANSCAER activities, both locally and nationally. As part of UP's TRANSCAER efforts, Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) personnel and hazardous material special agents present emergency planning and response training classes to emergency response and LEPC personnel. UP also is involved in TRANSCAER on the national, regional and state levels.