Ethanol incident response – free resource in the US

Published:  16 September, 2013

Did you know the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition runs free seminars for first responders? 

These sessions are FREE to attend and open to the public. Attendees receive in-depth information on proper training techniques that first responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol related emergency.

Upcoming seminar locations and dates for your diary

San Luis Obispo, CA - September 24 & 25, 2013

Join the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Cal OES – Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for two Ethanol Safety Seminars in San Luis Obispo, CA on September 24 & 25, 2013.  These seminars will have a morning session from 9:00am-2:00pm.

Tacoma, WA - October 23 or 24, 2013

Join the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and BNSF Railway for two Ethanol Safety Seminars in Tacoma, WA on October 23 or 24, 2013.  These seminars will have a morning session from 9:00am-2:00pm.

Albuquerque, NM - October 29, 2013

Join the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and BNSF Railway for two Ethanol Safety Seminars in Albuquerque, NM on October 29, 2013.  These seminars will have a morning session from 9:00am-2:00pm and an evening session from 5:30 pm − 10:00 pm.

Pipestone, MN - November 14, 2013

Join the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and BNSF Railway for two Ethanol Safety Seminars in Pipestone, MN on November 14, 2013.  These seminars will have a morning session from 9:00am-2:00pm and an evening session from 5:30 pm − 10:00 pm.

You can register for these events at www.rfa.traincaster.com.

About the EERC

Mission: To enhance the knowledge, capability and readiness of operational emergency response agencies to effectively respond to fires, spills and other emergencies involving ethanol and ethanol blended fuels.

EERC Goals:

  • Assemble a scientifically based body of knowledge and information regarding effective fire and spill control methods involving all aspects of ethanol and ethanol blended fuels as it relates to emergency response. This may include evaluation of firefighting and spill suppression agents (foams), equipment, tactical and strategic considerations and other related issues.
  • Develop educational materials, training programs and other products for emergency responders that will improve their knowledge of and ability to respond to emergencies involving ethanol and ethanol blended fuels, and allow them to make informed decisions regarding capability based on community risk and other factors.
  • Provide for the distribution and access of training materials, reports and other programs to emergency responders and others.
  • Research and evaluate other work, training programs, methods or resources related to emergency response to ethanol or ethanol blended fuels.
  • Recommend changes to public policy, industry and emergency responder codes, standards, recommended practices to improve the safety of emergency responders and the public with regard to production, distribution, use and disposal.

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