CAER donates to Ascension Parish 911 District Board for upgrades

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Pictured L to R: Ascension OEP Director Rick Weber, 911 board member Preston Landry, CAER Treasurer Paul Holden, 911 board member Robin Brunkie, Ascension Sheriff Jeff Wiley, CAER Chairman James E. LeBlanc and 911 board member Chuck Montero.

Ascension Parish Community Awareness Emergency Response Committee made a recent donation of $50K for radio tower upgrades within the Geismar Area of Ascension Parish, stated CAER Chairman James E. LeBlanc. CAER’s membership consists of chemical and industrial companies in Ascension Parish.

The CAER membership works closely with Ascension Parish Government and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department to define and prepare procedures that would be utilized in the event of a chemical or industrial emergency, according to CAER Chairman James E. LeBlanc.

The upgrades are needed on the 911 District Board “Geismar Tower Site,” LeBlanc said.

“With these upgrades, we will have better radio coverage for local Law Enforcement, local fire departments and all the Industrial Facilities in the Geismar and Ascension area,” LeBlanc said.