Canada's Dangerous Goods Emergency Preparedness and Response Organization


Incidents involving flammable gases and liquids can happen at any time, any place. When they do, Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) is there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can count on us to help your company with all of your emergency response needs: our trained and assessed response teams, remedial measures advisors, technical advisors, home base coordinators and emergency call centre are ready to respond anywhere in Canada.

We are a not-for-profit emergency preparedness and response organization that develops, implements and responds to emergency response plans (ERPs), including Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs), environmental emergency (E2) plans and spill contingency plans, for our more than 360 Plan Participants.

Our Plan Participants consist of oil and gas producers, retailers, wholesalers and carriers of LPG and flammable liquids. ERAC Plan Participants pay an annual membership fee based on the volumes they transport and number of provinces in which they operate.

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As a Plan Participant member of ERAC and upon activation of your ERAP, our technical advisors and response teams will respond on your behalf.  

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ERAC-Approved Response Teams

Each year, our contracted response teams are trained, assessed and approved by ERAC, ensuring the highest quality response network for our members.

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Training & Events

ERAC regional training and assessment for response teams, technical advisors and remedial measures advisors is held annually. ERAC also offers online and on-the-ground training for first responders.

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We provide Plan Participants with emergency response plans (including ERAP and E2) that meet all government requirements, as well as access to our emergency preparedness and response resources.

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