WASHINGTON The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting free ethanol safety seminars next week in Alabama. 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 the safety seminars. Two classes on Nov. 8 will be in Prattville, Alabama, and the remaining two classes on Nov. 10 will be held in Decatur, Alabama. The Prattville seminars will be held at the Prattville Fire Department and the Decatur classes will be held at the Decatur Fire and Rescue Training Center. Both locations will hold classes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET and 5:30 to 10 p.m. ET. Lunch and dinner will be provided. The ethanol safety seminars will provide first responders with excellent training and information that can be applied in an environmental emergency, said Matt Russell, section chief of training for the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission. Preparation is key to any emergency situation and this training will be essential. The seminars will be held with help from an Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant. The seminars are free to attend and open to the public. To register, visit www.rfa.traincaster.com.