WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association, TRANSCAER® and Montana Rail Link are hosting free ethanol safety seminars at three locations in Montana this month for emergency responders.

The ethanol safety seminars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration / TRANSCAER® grant. RFA is a founding member of the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC) and this program is based on the EERC’s Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response.

Attendees will receive in-depth information on proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Registration is limited and lunch or dinner will be provided. Certificates of Attendance will be available following the completion of the training.

“Ethanol transportation in gasoline blends or denatured for future use is common in Montana. Understanding its uses, transportation modes, and response issues are paramount for our responders,” said Tony Bacino, manager of Safety and Security for the Montana Rail Link. “We thank the Renewable Fuels Association representatives for bringing their program to Montana and Montana’s front line responders.”

The seminars will be held on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – Missoula
Missoula Fire Station #4
3011 Latimer
Missoula, MT 59808
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm MT & 5:30pm-10:00pm MT

Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday March 23, 2017 – Helena
Helena College University of Montana
Donaldson Campus – Lecture Hall Room 125
1115 North Roberts Street
Helena, MT, 59601
Time: 5:30pm-10:00pm MT – 3/22/17
9:00am-2:00pm MT – 3/23/17

Friday, March 24, 2017 – Billings
Billings Fire Department Fire Station 1
2305 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
(Use North Entrance—EOC Entrance—Downstairs)
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm MT & 5:30pm-10:00pm MT

The seminars are free to attend and open to the public. To register, visit www.rfa.traincaster.com.