Ethanol safety seminars to be held through July

April 22, 2013

Two ethanol safety seminars are being held in Ohio this week hosted by The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway.

The first safety seminar will be held Wednesday, April 24, at the American Red Cross in Akron, Ohio, and the second is to be held in Canton, Ohio, at the auditorium of the Canton Township Training Center on Thursday, April 25. Both seminars are free and have two sessions. The first session is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the second is from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on each day. The seminar is free and a meal will be provided at each session due to a grant received from the Federal Railroad Administration.

Attendees will receive information on ethanol safety and what to do in case of an accident involving ethanol. The seminar focuses on transportation and transfer of ethanol-blended fuels, storage and dispensing locations, firefighting foam principles, health and safety considerations for ethanol-blended emergencies and tank farm and bulk storage fire incidents. 

The RFA will be co-hosting Ethanol Safety Seminars throughout 2013. Scheduled seminar locations and dates are Troy, Mich., (May 9, 2013); Grand Island, Neb., (June 12, 2013); Columbus, Neb., (June 13, 2013); Salem, Ore., (June 18 & 19, 2013); and a statewide tour of California throughout July.

Those interested in attending a free seminar should register at More information on ethanol emergency response can be found at, or by calling (402) 391-1930.