Ascension Parish

Community Awareness Emergency Response
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Who is CAER?
In 1985, several Ascension Parish Chemical Companies joined forces, brought together by their desire to educate area residents about the industry’s function in the community. The result is the 16-member Ascension Parish Chemical Industry’s Community Awareness Emergency Response, or CAER, Committee. The 15 chemical company representatives, and the Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness that make up CAER, comprised a program designed to inform the community about the chemical industry, what it manufactures, and what chemicals are used in the plants. Since its beginning, the CAER Committee has been actively involved in providing the Ascension Parish community with new and up-to-date information about chemical emission, inventories and emergency procedures.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION

Because we CAER.
The Ascension Parish Chemical Industry’s CAER Committee has installed a 26-siren community alerting system, designed to be heard within an approximate radius of 2.5 miles of each plant, in the area in which the plants are located. The system will provide effective early warning for the community.

IF THERE IS A CHEMICAL EMERGENCY that could pose a threat to people who are near the chemical plants, the sirens will be activated, emitting a loud pulsing signal only in areas where immediate action is necessary.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SIREN EMERGENCY ALERTING SYSTEM?
You may contact one of these CAER member companies:

Air Products & Chemicals Tim Kelly 642-4229
AlliedSignal Ritchie Hofmann 642-3516
BASF Darnell Martinez 673-6000
BCP Pat West 673-6121
CF Industries Les Winn 473-8291
Dupont Cleve Melancon 473-5986
PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, L.P Tony Trepagnier 621-1500
Praxair Ralph Washington 673-8831
Rubicon Inc Jim Perrin 673-6141
Shell Greg Kamla 621-6222
Triad Nitrogen Steve Mistretta 473-9231
Williams Doug Badon 642-2114
Uniroyal Chemical Company Daryl Cambre 673-8871
Vulcan Chemicals Barry Bourgeois 473-5014
Office of Emergency Preparedness "K" Shannon 621-8360

TO REPORT A HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT DIAL 9-1-1


The Ascension Parish President’s Office and the Parish Council are pleased to support the efforts of its Office of Emergency Preparedness to provide a special Emergency Preparedness Guide for the seventh consecutive year.
To view the Emergency Guide, visit our web site at www.ascension-caer.org.  There, you will find information on the following:
Emergency 9-1-1 System Tornadoes
Emergencies & Schools Family Disaster Plan
Shelters Chemical Emergencies
Hurricanes Emergency Alerting Systems
Evacuation Routes Hazardous Materials Team
Preparedness For Pet Owners Pipeline Safety
LA Severe Weather Web Site Fire Safety Tips
Hurricane Tracking Map First Aid Tips
Floods Poison, Drugs, & Chemical Information
Flood Tracking Chart Electrical Precautions

Information subject to change without notice.

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