CHEMTREC - the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center, is an initiative of the American Chemistry Council, and has been a leader in the hazmat response community since 1971. Based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, CHEMTREC is a 24/7/365 emergency response call center that provides immediate information and assistance to anyone involved in a chemical or hazardous material incident around the globe. The service is free to all responders and anyone who deals with hazardous material emergencies.CHEMTREC is linked to the world’s largest network of chemical, radioactive, hazardous waste, biohazard, and hazmat experts that can provide critical knowledge of the materials involved. And to aid in response to the incident, CHEMTREC can immediately access response specialists within the AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL’S’s membership, within the carrier community, public emergency services, and private contractors.CHEMTREC’s Emergency Service Specialists – or ESS – can provide immediate guidance and links to technical expertise, and medical and toxicological advice and information through material safety data sheets and other resources. Additionally, information regarding tank car, truck, or other container contents is routinely provided during emergencies through carrier contacts, shipping documents, and other systems and resources available to CHEMTREC ESS. When necessary, the ESS can establish direct communications between these experts, CHEMTREC personnel and the responders at the scene in order to resolve the incident efficiently and safely.
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