Micheal Clements, NAFB News Service
$75,000 in grants awarded to the Renewable Fuels Association will promote safety education through on-site seminars and internet webinars. Both grants were received via the association’s work with a voluntary national outreach effort that assists communities in preparing for and responding to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. RFA Technical Services Manager Missy Ruff says, “Safety is a high priority for the renewable fuels industry, and we consider it an important part of our mission.” A $25,000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration will support ten ethanol safety seminars and four “train the trainer” webinars for first responders. A $50,000 Community Safety Grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will fund six Ethanol and Steel Drum Safety seminars in conjunction with the Industrial Steel Drum Institute. The four “train the trainer” webinars will take place starting in December. For more information, visit the Ethanol Emergency Response website at www.ethanolresponse.com.