SB CAER Community Awareness and Emergency Response

SB CAER Community Awareness and Emergency Response

SB CAER Community Awareness and Emergency Response

SB CAER Community Awareness and Emergency Response

SB CAER Community Awareness and Emergency Response

Mutual Aid Plan

Community Awareness & Emergency Response Mutual Aid Program.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events with SB CAER

Past Activities

Past Activities

Welcome to CAER

Community Awareness and Emergency Response is an organization initiated by industry and designed to help assure emergency preparedness and foster community right-to-know for hazardous materials. CAER is intended to serve facilities that handle acutely hazardous materials, high risk facilities such as those required to complete Risk Management Plans (RMP’s), facilities handling significant quantities of hazardous materials, government agencies and other organizations with compatible goals. Santa Barbara County CAER has additionally expanded its goal to encompass “all-risk” emergency planning and disaster preparedness to serve its members and the community with the full resources of its knowledge base.

CAER was started by the Chemical Manufacturers Association in 1985 as a voluntary program for member companies. It has evolved into a program which encompasses a broad spectrum of facilities that handle hazardous materials and respond to emergency incidents.

Since its inception in 1991, SB County CAER has grown into an “all-risk” mitigation organization. CAER’s original charter centered around the proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and waste. CAER’s members understand that the same steps used to mitigate the hazards associated with such materials and waste can also be applied to the mitigation of hazards from earthquake, fire, flooding, civil unrest, workplace violence, and any other foreseeable incident or emergency.

Even though the scope of CAER has grown to encompass more than just hazardous materials and waste management, the original CAER charter still applies:

Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) education, planning and preparedness

SB CAER Membership

SB CAER Brochure

Contact Info

Santa Barbara County CAER

Santa Barbara CA
Phone: (805) 690-6654

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