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RFA’s 2024 Safety Webinars Focus on Emergency Response

February 16, 2024

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The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting a series of four “train the trainer” webinars in 2024 for emergency response professionals above the technical level of training who are interested in learning how to train their colleagues and others on proper responses to emergencies involving ethanol.


With the support of the safety organization TRANSCAER, professional hazmat trainer Joel Hendelman will teach individuals how to train others in ethanol emergency response tactics and procedures.


“Train the Trainer” is a pay-it-forward 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. The webinar is open to all individuals interested in learning how to teach ethanol emergency response but is tailored toward ethanol production facility employees, ethanol safety professionals, railroad safety professionals, emergency responders, firefighters, police officers, and emergency management professionals.


The webinars are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT (12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET) on the dates below. Click on the date that works best for your schedule to register, which is required for attendance. Certificates will be awarded after the training.



In addition, RFA’s 2024 program includes an Ethanol Safety and Steel Drums 101 webinar, in conjunction with the Industrial Steel Drum Institute, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday, February 28. Click here for details and to register.


Since its inception in 2010, RFA’s safety program has been responsible for training over 17,000 individuals and conducting over 420 training sessions and events. RFA has trained individuals from all 50 U.S. states and 41 other countries. For more information on RFA’s work in this area, visit the Ethanol Emergency Response website, where the training programs conducted in the seminars and webinars can be seen.