To help better equip emergency responders, ACC has donated $10,000 to the new TRANSCAER Hazmat Team Response Fund. During a time of increasingly tight budgets, the fund was created in 2020 to provide supplemental support by establishing awards for community responders; enabling recipients to buy specialized hazmat safety equipment and pay for advanced training. Instead of relying on outside support during an emergency, the awards will equip frontline responders, protecting themselves and their communities when responding to a hazmat transportation incident.
The donation is part of ACC and TRANSCAER’s commitment to emergency responders – our dedicated, essential partners helping to ensure safe movement of our member companies’ products. The fund was created in partial recognition that without this program, budget shortfalls and the COVID-19-related economic slowdown might otherwise limit community hazmat safety investments.
In 2021, the TRANSCAER Hazmat Team Response Fund will sponsor at least two awards of $500 to $2,500 each to hazmat teams in the United States. The application process for the awards – which will be especially helpful to small towns and rural communities – is simple. No matching funds are required to qualify. Any hazmat team within a local or state fire department in the United States can apply. The application deadline is May 1st , and awardees will be notified by July 1st.
In the future, as donor funding increases, the number and size of awards will also rise – making corporate contributions critical to the success of this important program.
Companies that are interested in supporting the new program are encouraged to participate in the TRANSCAER Corporate Member Program, which allocates $500 of each membership fee to this fund.
For further details, contact Erica Bernstein, Director of Outreach and Special Programs, CHEMTREC® at firstname.lastname@example.org.