RFA Receives New Grants for Ethanol Safety Program

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association recently received $75,000 in grants to support its ethanol safety education program through on-site seminars and Internet webinars. Both grants were received through the association’s work with TRANSCAER, a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. “Safety is a high priority for …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

Ethanol Emergency Response Webinars This Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is offering two four-hour emergency management webinars this week in partnership with TRANSCAER and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The goal of these webinars is for attendees to gain a full ethanol and ethanol-blended fuel emergency response training experience that can be used immediately in the field. The training program will include the following …

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RFA Webinar to Train Safety Trainers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER, is hosting a free Ethanol Emergency Response “Train the Trainer” webinar on Tuesday, June 23. The webinar will take place from noon to 2 p.m. ET and is funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER grant. It is designed to train a group of individuals who can then turn around and pass that …

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RFA Earns TRANSCAER Award for 8th Year in a Row

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has received the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for the eighth year in a row. In 2019, RFA held 27 ethanol safety seminars in 10 locations, four Train-the-Trainer webinars and an online ethanol safety training initiative, which trained emergency responders on how to properly respond to an ethanol incident. Collectively, these events trained nearly 900 individuals last …

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RFA Technical Expert to Lead Safety Coalition

Cindy Zimmerman

Director of Safety and Technical Programs for the Renewable Fuels Association, Missy Ruff, has been selected to chair the executive committee of the National TRANSCAER Task Group, the managing body for the national outreach effort focused on assisting communities prepare for and respond to possible hazardous material transportation incidents. She assumes this key leadership role on January 1. Ruff leads …

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RFA Receives Grants for Ethanol Safety Education

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has received new grants to support its safety education program through on-site seminars and on-line webinars via the association’s work with TRANSCAER, a voluntary national effort that focuses on hazardous material transportation incident preparation for communities. “One of the strengths that sets our association apart is our whole-industry focus that includes high-quality technical assistance such as …

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RFA Hosting Free Ethanol Safety Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, is hosting a free ethanol safety “Train the Trainer” webinar on Tuesday, August 20, for ethanol emergency response teams. The webinar will take place from noon to 2 p.m. ET and is the fourth and final webinar to be funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER grant. It is designed to train a …

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RFA’s Missy Ruff Receives National Safety Award

Carrie Muehling

TRANSCAER presented the 2018 Chairman’s Award to Missy Ruff, technical services manager for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The award recognizes a TRANSCAER team member who has contributed above and beyond the normal call of duty to advocate, demonstrate and implement TRANSCAER’s principles. Ruff received the award during the RFA Committee Meeting prior to the start of the International Fuel …

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RFA Earns Seventh Straight TRANSCAER® Award

Cindy Zimmerman

For the seventh consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received a TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for its industry-leading ethanol safety program. RFA hosted numerous ethanol safety training events in 2018, giving more than 1,800 emergency responders the tools and information they need to effectively respond to any incidents involving fuel ethanol. The TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award is given …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety