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.