RFA recognized for commitment to first responders

By Renewable Fuels Association | May 21, 2014

For the third consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association has been presented the “TRANSCAER National Achievement Award” for its dedication to TRANSCAER’s safety goals and its continuing education of first responders across the country. TRANSCAER is a national outreach effort focused on community preparation for possible hazardous materials accidents.

Kristy Moore, RFA’s vice president of technical services, accepted the award on behalf of the RFA at the 27th Annual AAR/BOE Hazmat Seminar in Addison, Texas, stating, “The RFA always has and always will put safety front and center. Preparation is the key to effective emergency response. The RFA works hard to ensure these selfless men and women have the most up-to-date information to handle any hazmat scenario they encounter.”

The RFA recently released an updated version of “The Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response.” The training guide was first developed in 2006 to give first responders, safety personnel, and hazmat teams information on how to properly respond to an ethanol-related emergency. It has been distributed to more than 10,000 first responders and was converted into an Ethanol Safety Seminar. In 2010, RFA partnered with TRANSCAER to conduct more than 100 Ethanol Safety Seminars in 21 states. Additional safety seminars will be announced in June.