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Ethanol Safety Seminars Various Dates, Locations– Responding to Ethanol Emergencies – Are you Prepared?

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Ethanol Safety Seminars  Various Dates, Locations– Responding to Ethanol Emergencies – Are you Prepared? by Taryn Morgan (Renewable Fuels Association)  ...But transportation can be unpredictable, and it is important that hazmat and safety teams, shippers, and first responders are knowledgeable and prepared in case of the rare and unfortunate incident involving ethanol. Since December 2010, the RFA has been hosting a series of Ethanol Safety Seminars at various locations across the country to ensure that those responsible for the safety of their communities have the information they need to be prepared to respond to an ethanol emergency. These seminars initially started through a grant received from the Department of Energy, and have continued to take place due to the overwhelming interest in the seminars and the generosity of stakeholders. ... Our participant lists show we have representatives from the ethanol industry, local environmental departments, law enforcement, railroads, terminals, and most commonly, fire departments. ...At each seminar, attendees receive an overview of the physical and chemical characteristics of ethanol fuel and placard recognition. Many times, attendees tell us, this information has not been presented to them and they are unsure of where they are able to find it and unaware of the differences between ethanol and other fuels. Becoming familiar with these fuels and their labeling is essential for someone on the scene of an accident to assess the situation and decide what response is needed. ...There are 24 Ethanol Safety Seminars scheduled for the remainder of 2012.  Visit www.EthanolResponse.com for these future Ethanol Safety Seminar dates and locations and more information on ethanol emergencies.  READ MORE A sample: Ethanol Safety Seminar - Sioux City, IA - July 30, 2012 Ethanol Safety Seminar - Fort Dodge, IA - August 1, 2012 Ethanol Safety Seminar - Twin Falls, ID - August 7, 2012 Ethanol Safety Seminar - Idaho Falls, ID - August 9, 2012 You may also register for the Ethanol Safety Seminars at the following locations throughout 2012 at www.rfa.traincaster.com: 8/22/2012 – Decatur, IL Richland Community College National Sequestration Education Center - Conference Room 3349 North President Howard Brown Blvd. Decatur, IL 62521 Sponsors: CN, Norfolk Southern and ADM 8/29/2012 – Defiance, OH Defiance County Emergency Management Agency 22491 Mill St. Defiance, OH 43512 Sponsor:  Defiance County Emergency Management Agency 9/10/2012 - Willmar, MN Willmar Education and Arts Center Auditorium 611 SW 5th St. Willmar, MN 56201 Sponsor: BNSF 9/13/2012 – Pittsburgh, PA Allegheny County Emergency Services Emergency Operations Center 400 North Lexington Street Pittsburgh, PA  15208-2521 Sponsor: NS 10/2/2012 – Elgin, IL Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL 60123 Sponsor: CN and ILRFA 10/29/2012 - Bessemer, AL Lawson State Community College - Bessemer Campus Ethel Hall Center for Automotive Excellence, Auditorium 1100 9th Avenue SW Bessemer, AL 35022 Sponsor: BNSF 11/29/2012 - Fort Worth, TX Tarrant County College - Northwest Campus Fire Service Training Center - Auditorium Room 1101 4801 Marine Creek Parkway Ft. Worth, TX 76179 Sponsor: BNSF

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