RFA, BNSF to hold ethanol safety seminar in Fort Worth TX
Nov 21, 2012 8:57 AM
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway will co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar in Fort Worth TX on November 29 at the Fire Service Training Center on the northwest campus of Tarrant County College.
There will be a morning session from 9 am–2 pm and an evening session from 5:30 pm–10 pm. Registration is limited to the first 110 people per seminar. Lunch and dinner will be provided. CEUs from the Tarrant County College will be awarded to attendees at the completion of the course.
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 (EERC) that has been distributed throughout the United States and to several countries worldwide.
“Safety within the ethanol industry is of the utmost importance,” says Kristy Moore, RFA vice-president of technical services. “Preparation in education must be the first step for first responders, and we strongly encourage all those with responsibilities inside their communities pertaining to the industry to attend this seminar.”
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, go to www.rfa.traincaster.com.
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