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The new Training Package for responding to ethanol incidents includes an instructors manual, a participant packet, interactive workshop materials, PowerPoint presentations, two videos and guidelines for fire departments to have ethanol production facilities in their communities. This extensive package is very beneficial giving the sources to be knowledgeable and prepared for any ethanol emergency situation. To view the content of this training package, visit the resources page.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to order a hard copy of the training package, contact


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Upcoming Safety Seminars

        *Stayed tuned for 2015 Ethanol Safety Seminar dates and locations.

Safety Seminar Articles

TRANSCAER® Today Magazine

Other Information

Map of All Ethanol Safety Seminars

Previous Ethanol Safety Seminars


Upcoming Ethanol Safety Seminars

The RFA, in partnership with several industry entities, will be hosting a series of Ethanol Safety Seminars in 2015 at various locations throughout the United States. This course was developed to give first responders, hazmat teams, fuel transporters, and safety personnel an in-depth look at proper training techniques needed when responding to an ethanol-related emergency. The seminars are FREE to attend. The upcoming cities for 2015 Ethanol Safety Seminars are detailed below. To register, go to

Stayed tuned for 2015 Ethanol Safety Seminar dates and locations.

The safety and training information that was provided in these seminars is based from the Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response, a training package created by the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC). This information is available on our Resources page, and as a DVD.


Safety Seminars Articles

TRANSCAER® Today Magazine - Summer 2014

2013 National TRANSCAER® Award Recipients Recognized for Improving Safety of Transporting Hazardous Materials

Mark Your Calendars

RFA Announces Summer TRANSCAER® Ethanol Safety Seminars

Ethanol Training Tour Poster


TRANSCAER® Today Magazine - Winter 2014

FRA Recognizes TRANSCAER® Training with New $75K Grant

Ethanol Safety Seminars Could be Coming to a State Near You

NEW Posters and Brochures Available on How to Properly Close a Tank Car Manway

Ethanol Training Tour Poster


TRANSCAER® Today Magazine - Summer 2013

TRANSCAER® Names National Award Recipients

TRANSCAER® and the Renewable Fuels Association Promote Ethanol Training Across the US

RFA’s Commitment to Emergency Response Training

RFA and TRANSCAER® 2013/2014 Ethanol Training Tour

2013 FRA Grant Awarded to TRANSCAER®/RFA

Mark Your Calendar

Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Hosts TRANSCAER® Ethanol Tour in Akron & Canton


TRANSCAER® Today Magazine - Winter 2013

FRA Awards TRANSCAER® Funding for 2013 HazMat Training

Ethanol Training Tour Poster


Map of All Ethanol Safety Seminars (2010-2014)

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Previous Ethanol Safety Seminars

12/14/2010         Harrisburg, PA
2/10/2011            Boston, MA
2/10/2011            Worcester, MA
4/6/2011              Charlotte, NC
4/12-13/2011       Mobile, AL
5/3/2011              Houston, TX
5/4/2011              Beaumont, TX
6/6/2011              Stockton, CA
5/15/2011            Portland, OR
8/3/2011              Indianapolis, IN
8/22/2011            Cleveland, OH
8/22/2011            Painesville, OH
10/21-22/2011      Pekin, IL
11/8/2011            Findlay, OH
3/27/2012            Forsyth, GA
4/18/2012            Chattanooga, TN
5/7/2012              Spartanburg, SC
5/22/2012            Rockford, IL
6/13/2012            Dubuque, IA
6/14/2012            Waterloo, IA
7/11/2012            Raleigh, NC
7/30/2012            Sioux City, IA
8/1/2012              Fort Dodge, IA
8/7/2012              Twin Falls, ID
8/9/2012              Idaho Falls, ID
8/22/2012            Decatur, IL
8/29/2012            Defiance, OH
9/10/2012            Willmar, MN
9/13/2012            Pittsburgh, PA
10/2/2012            Elgin, IL
10/29/2012          Bessemer, AL
11/29/2012          Forth Worth, TX
04/16/2013          Stanley, WI
04/17/2013          Wisconsin Rapids, WI
04/24/2013          Akron, OH
04/25/2013          Canton, OH
05/09/2013          Troy, MI
06/12/2013          Grand Island, NE
06/13/2013          Columbus, NE
06/18-19/2013     Salem, OR 
07/08-09/2013     Sacramento, CA
07/10-11/2013     Oakland, CA
07/12-13/2013     Modesto, CA
07/15-16/2013     Bakersfield, CA
07/17-18/2013     Castaic, CA 
07/19-20/2013     Long Beach, CA 
07/22-23/2013     San Diego, CA
08/08-10/2013     Tucson, AZ
09/16/2013          Boardman, OR
09/24-25/2013     San Luis Obispo, CA
10/23-24/2013     Tacoma, WA
10/29/2013          Albuquerque, NM
11/14/2013          Pipestone, MN
Knoxville, TN
06/27/2014          Nashville, TN
07/21/2014          Weatherford, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
07/22/2014          Joplin, MO
07/24/2014          Tulsa, OK
07/24/2014          St. Louis, MO
07/25/2014          Port of Catoosa, OK
08/07/2014          Tuscaloosa, AL
08/08/2014          Prattville, AL
08/11-12/2014     Kansas City, KS
08/13/2014          Salina, KS
08/14/2014          Pratt, KS
08/26-27/2014     Westfield, MA
09/17/2014          Albion, MI
09/18/2014          Lansing, MI
09/19/2014          Grand Rapids, MI
09/22/2014          Saginaw, MI
09/24/2014          Warren, MI
Anchorage, AK

Please contact for any further questions.