WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting three free ethanol safety seminars this and next week in Nebraska and Connecticut. 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. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of each safety seminar. The Nebraska seminar will be held on Saturday in Norfolk, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CT, at the Lifelong Learning Center, Rooms C & D. The seminar will be held with help from an Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant. Additionally, there will be two seminars held in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on Aug. 30, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. ET and from 5:30–10 p.m. ET. The event, held at the Connecticut Fire Academy, will be held with a grant from TRANSCAER and the Federal Railroad Administration. "Safety is our number one goal, and these ethanol seminars provide excellent training for first responders and others who wants to attend," said Steve Kramer, interim fire coordinator at Western Tech in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. "As a previous ethanol safety seminar attendee, these events are well worth the time." The seminars are free to attend and open to the public. To register, visit www.rfa.traincaster.com.