NAFTC Launches First Responder Safety Classes

Joanna Schroeder

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is offering three newly developed Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) First Responder Safety Training classes in partnership with Tulsa Area Clean Cities (TACC). The classes will take place December 8, 2015 at the Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Focused on targeted information for firefighters, emergency medical services, and law enforcement, the three courses …

Alternative Vehicles, Education, safety

EHS Summit Comes to Kearney Nebraska

Joanna Schroeder

The 11th annual Environment, Health and Safety Summit is coming to Kearney, Nebraska Tuesday, October 11, 2015. The daylong summit, for safety professionals, includes speakers from agencies including the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Pinnacle Engineering, Fletcher Safety and Southeast Community College. The event is hosted by the Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB). “This is a great opportunity to network and …

conferences, Education, Ethanol, safety

RFA Promotes Ethanol Safety with Illinois Seminars

John Davis

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is offering some seminars on ethanol safety. This news release from the RFA says the group is partnering with the Sangamon Valley Local Emergency Planning Committee as well as the Springfield and Taylorville Fire Departments in Illinois to hold two free Ethanol Safety Seminars on Aug. 10. The first seminar is only open to Springfield …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

Oregon Ethanol Producers to Get Safety Seminars

John Davis

Ethanol producers in Oregon will be getting some safety help. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is co-hosting free safety seminars Dec. 10–12 at the Portland Fire and Rescue Training Center in Portland, Oregon. The training is aimed toward first responders, hazmat teams, safety managers, and local emergency planning committees, as well as being open to the general public. The goal …

Ethanol, RFA, safety

RFA Brings Ethanol Safety Program to Canada

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol safety has been shared with the Canadians. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) met with Transport Canada’s Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP) Task Force to educated them on emergency preparedness. RFA’s Vice President of Technical Services, Kristy Moore, spoke remotely to Transport Canada’s ERAP Task Force and detailed current RFA safety initiatives, outlined transportation methods available for ethanol distribution specifically …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

RSI-CTC Calls for Rail Rulemaking Harmonization

Joanna Schroeder

The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) has submitted comments to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in response to efforts to create new regulations for the shipment of crude oil and ethanol. While RSI-CTC is glad of the government’s work, they are warning of significant disruption to safety and major sectors of the North …

biofuels, Ethanol, safety, transportation

Michigan Next Stop for Ethanol Safety Seminars

Joanna Schroeder

Michigan is the next stop for the Ethanol Safety Seminars. Led by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, there will be five training stops with the first on September 17 in Albion. Additional seminars will take place on September 18 in Lansing, September 19 in Grand Rapids, September 22 in Saginaw and …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

Ethanol Safety Seminar Heads to Mass

Joanna Schroeder

There will be a free Ethanol Safety Seminar held on August 26-17, 2014 in Westfield, Massachusetts. Co-hosted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Fore River Transportation Corporation there will be a session from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Aug. 26, followed by a 10:00 am to 3:00 pm session on Aug. 27. Certificates will be awarded to attendees …

biofuels, Ethanol, RFA, safety

Ethanol Safety Seminars Head to Alabama & Kansas

Joanna Schroeder

The Ethanol Safety Seminars are heading to Alabama and Kansas. The first seminar will be held August 7, 2014 at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa and is co-hosted by Alabama Southern Railroad and the second seminar will be held on August 8, 2014 at Doster Community Center in Prattville and is co-hosted by Autauga Northern Railroad. Tuscaloosa is hosting …

biofuels, Ethanol, RFA, safety

Ethanol Safety Seminars Head to Oklahoma & Missouri

Joanna Schroeder

The Ethanol Safety seminars are heading to Oklahoma and Missouri this month with all seminars hosted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The first seminar will be held on July 21, 2014 at the Western Technology Center in Weatherford and is co-hosted by Oklahoma Emergency Management/LEPC. The second seminar will be held on July 22, 2014 at the Oklahoma City …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety