RFA to host safety seminar in Fort Worth, Texas

By Renewable Fuels Association | November 05, 2012

The Renewable Fuels Association will host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 29 at the Fire Service Training Center on the northwest campus of Tarrant County College. There will be a morning session from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and an evening session from 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

This course was developed to give first responders, hazmat teams, and safety personnel an in-depth look at proper training techniques needed when responding to an ethanol-related emergency. A majority of this training is based on the Complete Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response, a training package created by the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition that has been distributed throughout the United States and to several countries worldwide.

The Ethanol Safety Seminar focuses on numerous important areas of ethanol safety including an introduction to ethanol and ethanol blended fuels, chemical and physical characteristics of ethanol and hydrocarbon fuels, transportation of ethanol blended fuels, storage and dispensing locations, firefighting foam principles and ethanol, ethanol blended fuel emergencies, and incidents at tank farm and bulk storage locations.

To register for this seminar, visit the RFA website.

The RFA has been co-hosting Ethanol Safety Seminars throughout 2012 with Norfolk Southern, CN Railway, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF).

For more information on ethanol emergency response, visit the EERC website.