Response Teams

Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) works with contracted response teams across Canada. ERAC response teams receive our seal of approval; our Plan Participants can be assured that competent, well-trained teams are responding to their incidents, and that we meet or exceed all government regulations on your behalf.

ERAC has an online training package that all of our response teams must maintain. This is a combination of training developed by ERAC, as well as a monitoring program for other employer-provided courses. All training is tracked electronically in real time through a Learning Management System (LMS) and may be audited at any point to assure compliance; regular reminders are provided to teams of training that is coming due.

At minimum, annually, each response team completes a two-day training and assessment session where ERAC technical advisors (TAs) validate core competencies. ERAC TAs also conduct equipment checks annually to ensure that our mandatory equipment requirements are met. The equipment checks include the possession and maintenance of all specified equipment. All documentation is reviewed every three years in a process that aligns with TEAP III requirements.

ERAC training is function specific, based on NFPA 472 Standard for Hazmat response, industry best practices for incident stabilization, transfer, flaring and fire fighting as well as Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) requirements.





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