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Alliant Energy starts new training tool for emergency responders Workers can learn about handling emergencies through online information
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – February 24, 2012 – Alliant Energy is adding a new tool to its education program for emergency responders. Starting this summer, crews in Alliant Energy's service territory can access important lessons and tips for responding to natural gas or electrical emergencies through a special online course.
"Utility emergencies present unique dangers that responders must be aware of and be prepared to handle. That's why we're providing this opportunity to participate in our free online training program," said Richard Sublet, manager of compliance for Alliant Energy.
You can access the Alliant Energy "Responding to Utility Emergencies" website at the following address: alliantenergy.com/safetytraining Please click on the "Register" button at the top right of the screen after you enter the website. Please enter a password of at least 7 characters and write your password down so you will remember it next time you login.
Natural gas and electricity can be dangerous and must be respected. Responding to Utility Emergencies (RTUE) Online is an effective way to bridge the training gap. This unique online training program was designed to complement current training efforts from fire departments. RTUE Online allows departments to reach those first responders who need a refresher on how to operate safely at a utility emergency.
Alliant Energy is an energy-services provider with subsidiaries serving approximately 1 million electric and over 412,000 natural gas customers. Providing its customers in the Midwest with regulated electric and natural gas service is the company's primary focus. Interstate Power and Light, the company's Iowa utility subsidiary, serves 530,000 electric and 235,000 natural gas customers and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Alliant Energy is a Fortune 1000 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit the company's Web site at alliantenergy.com.