The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for the fifth year in a row in recognition for a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders. The award is for extraordinary achievement by an individual person, company, organization or a team in support of the TRANSCAER® initiative.
In 2016, RFA held 20 ethanol safety seminars and five Train the Trainer events, which trains emergency responders on how to properly respond to an ethanol incident. In addition, RFA launched its online Ethanol Emergency Response course, providing training targeted towards emergency responders. One hundred and sixty emergency responders completed the training, for a combined nearly 1,000 first responders trained.
Since December 2010, RFA has hosted 192 ethanol safety seminars across 34 states, along with 10 Train the Trainer events, and has trained more than 6,500 emergency responders.