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Ethanol Safety Seminar - Orangeburg, SC

Location

Orangeburg County Fire Department
131 Firefighter Lane
Orangeburg SC 29115

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Overview

Training includes:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event

Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Introduction
  • Ethanol and Ethanol-Blended Fuels
  • Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Fuels
  • Transportation and Transfer
  • Storage and Dispensing Locations
  • Fire Fighting Foam Principles
  • General Health and Safety Considerations
  • Storage and Pre-planning Considerations

Description

Course Objectives

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Upon the completion of this module, participants will be able to describe the use and growth of ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels in the United States.

Module 3: Upon the completion of this module, participants will be able to describe the chemical and physical differences between gasoline, ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels.

Module 4: Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to describe how ethanol-blended fuels are transported and transferred as well as where the most likely points for error in these actions will exist.

Module 5: Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to discuss common locations for storage and dispensing of ethanol-blended fuels and will provide a basic understanding of these storage/ dispensing sites.

Module 6: Upon the completion of this module, participants will be able to develop firefighting strategies and foam-use tactics for controlling and fighting fires associated with flammable liquid hazards of ethanol-blended fuels.

Module 7: Upon the completion of this module, participants will be able to determine the potential spill control methods, proper personal protective equipment (PPE), and detection and monitoring devices for responding to ethanol-blended fuel incidents.

Module 8: Upon the completion of this module, participants will be able to develop plans to fight or contain fires at tank farms and bulk storage facilities.

 

Sponsors

  • Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)

Contacts

Missy Ruff

16024 Manchester Rd, Suite 101
Ellisville MO 63011

Phone  402-669-4025
MRuff@ethanolrfa.org