The Renewable Fuel Association (RFA) is providing free online training for emergency response workers on ethanol safety. RFA has conducted nearly 300 in person Ethanol Safety Seminars across the country. Due to current circumstances and social distancing the RFA will be offering 4-hour long Ethanol Safety Webinars. These webinars are instructed by a nationally accredited and professional instructor with an extensive background in emergency management/firefighting/hazardous materials response.
The goal of these seminars is for attendees to gain a full ethanol and ethanol-blended fuel emergency response training experience that can be put to use immediately in the field. The training program will include the following elements: Ethanol and Ethanol-Blended Fuels, Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Fuels, Transportation and Transfer, Storage and Dispensing Locations, Fire Fighting Foam Principles, General Health and Safety Considerations, and Storage and Pre-planning Considerations.
Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all registered attendees once the webinar has been completed.
Thu, 06/25/2020 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Wed, 07/15/2020 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM CDT
Thu, 07/16/2020 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
Wed, 08/12/2020 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
Thu, 08/13/2020 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Tue, 09/15/2020 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Wed, 09/16/2020 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
Wed, 10/14/2020 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM CDT
Thu, 10/15/2020 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
Thu, 11/05/2020 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Thu, 11/12/2020 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
RFA also offers Ethanol Emergency Response – Train the Trainer webinars which is 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.
The Train the Trainer courses are intended to develop instructors to lead operations level training. The instructors are responders who have an awareness level of hazardous material storage, handing, and emergency response. The learning objectives established are relevant objectives that the instructors must understand.
The webinars are open to all professional individuals above the technical level of training who are interested in learning how to teach ethanol emergency response. However, the instruction is tailored toward ethanol production facility employees, ethanol safety professionals, railroad safety professionals, emergency responders, firefighters, police officers, emergency management professionals, etc. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all registered attendees once the webinar has been completed.
Tue, 06/23/2020 11:00 PM to 01:00 PM CDT – Registration: https://www.transcaer.com/training/training-events/train-trainer-ethanol-emergency-response-webinar/946
Tue, 08/18/2020 11:00 PM to 01:00 PM CDT – Registration: https://www.transcaer.com/training/training-events/train-trainer-ethanol-emergency-response-webinar/948
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry. Serving as the voice of the ethanol industry, the RFA promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives surrounding ethanol. In addition, the RFA provides advocacy, authoritative analysis, and important industry data to its members, Congress, federal and state government agencies, strategic partners, the media and other opinion-leader audiences.