About Us

Hamilton Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) is a community-based volunteer organization that was established in 1980.

Hamilton CAER members plan, practice, and coordinate activities to enhance safe operating practices that reduce the risk of emergency situations that could threaten the Hamilton community.

CAER members currently work with many local and government committees including:

  • Emergency Management Ontario (E.M.O.) – emergency-management
  • Ontario Advisory Council for joint Community – Industrial Emergency Preparedness
  • Partnerships Towards Safer Communities Initiative
  • City of Hamilton Emergency Planning Committee
  • Hamilton Fire Department (H.F.D) – hamilton.ca/emergency-services/fire 
  • Hamilton Police Service (H.P.S.) – hamiltonpolice.on.ca 
  • Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association (H.I.E.A.) – hiea.org

CAER members include:

  • Health and Safety Personnel
  • Environmental Officers and Consultants
  • Emergency Planners and Responders
  • Industrial, Operations, and Maintenance Personnel
  • Response Training Companies
  • Response Contractors, etc.