About the TRANSCAER® Training Tours

TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort of chemical-related companies, carrier/transport companies and industry associations. Union Pacific Railroad and The Dow Chemical Company founded TRANSCAER® in 1986 as part of a shared commitment to the safe and secure transportation of chemical materials. The tours are part of a long-term commitment by Dow to provide improved community awareness and preparedness along chemical transportation routes, in coordination with the transportation industry; national, regional and state TRANSCAER® programs; and training cars from the Firefighters Education and Training Foundation.


Through TRANSCAER®, free emergency preparedness training is provided to local and regional emergency response organizations, as well as education for communities near major rail routes about rail equipment, chemical transportation, and the importance of planning for potential hazardous material transportation emergencies. Community leaders are welcome to attend the training sessions to learn how they can elevate their assistance and communications to the community.

Anyone interested in learning more about TRANSCAER® can visit the TRANSCAER® web site. If you would like to get involved in TRANSCAER®, please contact Rollie Shook, Global Associate Director of Emergency Services, The Dow Chemical Company at 989.638.3604.

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