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7/8/2013 - 7/23/2013

Ethanol Safety Seminars-California Tour

Sacramento (July 8-9), Oakland (July 10-11), Modesto (July 12-13), Bakersfield (July 15-16), Castaic (July 17-18), Long Beach (July 19-20) and San Diego (July 22-23). Co-hosted by the Renewable Fuels Association and several railroads, the free ethanol safety seminars will focus on key areas of ethanol safety, including an introduction to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels; chemical and physical characteristics of ethanol and hydrocarbon fuels; transportation and transfer of ethanol-blended fuels; storage and dispensing locations; firefighting foam principles and ethanol-blended fuel; health and safety considerations for ethanol-blended fuel emergencies; and tank farm and bulk storage fire incidents. The seminars' goal: To provide attendees a full ethanol emergency response training experience they can put to use immediately in the field and pass along to other first-response teams. 402-391-1930; Email:; Web: