Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will have knowledge related to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels including their use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation, and transfer, including the different methods for cleaning up specific blended fuel spills at specific locations.
NC OSFM, Research & Program Development would like to thank the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) for allowing this extremely important coursework to be distributed to the fire and rescue community through the NC DOI OSFM website.
Acknowledgements: The development of these training programs was supported by a grant awarded to the International Association of Fire Chiefs by the United States Fire Administration. The IAFC wishes to thank the USFA for it’s the USFA for its ongoing commitment to the health and safety of hazardous materials first responders.
The IAFC would also like to thank the Texas Engineering Extension Service, Captain Gary Pope (ret.) Captain Steve Hergenreter and the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC) or their assistance with the content development and program review. The EERC has informed the IAFC that this information will be added to and updated by the EERC at some time in he future.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have developed this guide for emergency response professionals likely to be called out in response to an ethanol emergency at an ethanol manufacturing facility. It is also for the operators and designers of these facilities to assist them in considering their preparedness for potential emergencies relation to this product.