The Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC) has compiled and released the Complete Training Guide for Ethanol Emergency Response to help prepare ethanol producers, transporters and first responders for ethanol-related emergencies.
This complete training package includes two videos, an instructor’s guide, interactive workshops and seven modules and PowerPoint presentations, each focusing on a specific and important aspect of ethanol response. Guidelines are also given for fire departments and first responders that have ethanol production facilities in their communities.
Kristy Moore, Director of Technical Services for the Renewable Fuels Association, says they are proud of this collaborative effort between all stakeholders in the EERC. “Preventing just one injury makes all the resources invested in this effort worthwhile,” she said.
The EERC consists of organizations representing emergency responders and the industry including the Renewable Fuels Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Liquid Terminals Association, Ansul Fire Protection, Industrial Fire World and Williams Fire Hazard Control.