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RFA, TRANSCAER Hosting Second Ethanol Safety Seminar (April 11)

March 29, 2017


WASHINGTON---Next month, the Renewable Fuels Association and TRANSCAER are jointly hosting their second ethanol safety seminar this year for ethanol emergency response teams. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 11. The Train the Trainer webinars, funded through a Federal Railroad Administration / TRANSCAER grant, are a pay-it-forward type of program. A single webinar can train a group of individuals, who can then turn around and pass that information forward, equipping entire communities with the knowledge necessary to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. RFA is a founding member of the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC) and this program is based on the EERCs Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response. The webinar is intended to develop instructors to lead operations-level training. The webinar, led by national hazardous materials trainer Joel Hendelman, is open to all professional individuals above the technical level of training who are interested in learning how to teach ethanol emergency response. These professional individuals must also have an awareness level of hazardous material storage, handing and emergency response. The webinar is intended to develop instructors to lead operations-level training. I found this class an invaluable resource on ethanol emergency response tactics and procedures, said Bill Offerman, fire chief at Elwood Fire Protection District in Elwood, Ill., and a previous webinar registrant. Safety is always our number one concern and being prepared in case of an emergency is essential. I would highly recommend this class for any emergency response official. Future webinars will be held June 14 and Aug. 2. All webinars will be held from noon to 2 p.m. ET. Registration is free, but is limited to the first 100 attendees per webinar. Certificates of attendance will be awarded following the completion of the safety seminar. For more information or to register, visit