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Is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization initiated by industry and dedicated to provide and support preparedness for public safety and environmental preservation.
Although Wakota CAER primarily serves Washington and Dakota counties in Minnesota, the organization has collaborated with additional CAER organizations and out-of-state response groups to promote preparedness and response efforts.
Wakota CAER works to ensure that plans for responding to emergencies are coordinated between the public and private sectors and various government jurisdictions.
Interagency coordination in response and planning provides mutual benefit to those responsible in emergency response and in the communities.
The success of Wakota CAER can be attributed to the lasting partnerships between industry and government to accomplish a mutual vision that Wakota CAER supports.
Wakota CAER addresses prevention and preparedness with two objectives in mind: the protection of people and the protection of the environment. Oil spills to rivers, chemical fires and many other emergency situations often threaten both people and the environment simultaneously.
Life-safety is and will always be the top priority when responding to an emergency event. But in many, if not most instances, life-safety and environmental protection go hand in hand. Oil spills to rivers, chemical fires and many other emergency situations often threaten both people and the environment simultaneously. Be prepared!