RFA Safety Programs Win Award for 9th Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association met the challenges of 2020 and received its ninth annuaol TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for training first responders and others in ethanol emergency response safety.

“It’s a privilege to recognize the Renewable Fuels Association for their efforts in 2020,” said TRANSCAER Director Erica Bernstein. “While 2020 was unlike any year we have experienced before, it was incredible to see how quickly RFA adapted to the challenges of training during COVID. We appreciate their continued commitment to training emergency responders and supporting TRANSCAER.”

In 2020, RFA held 28 training sessions with more than 2,600 attendees. This included five train-the-trainer webinars reaching more than 580; 10 ethanol safety seminars spanning four states and training nearly 200; 13 ethanol safety webinars with over 1,600 attendees; and a two-hour, self-led online training program for more than 200.

RFA Director of Safety and Technical Programs Missy Ruff is in charge of the organization’s Ethanol Emergency Response initiative. Ruff has served on the TRANSCAER executive committee and as chair of the National TRANSCAER Task Group, and has been frequently recognized for her service, most recently winning an Individual Recognition Award from TRANSCAER for 2020.
RFA’s next round of ethanol safety programs is taking place this week – April 21, 22 and 24. Register here.

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