NFPA’s Alternative Fueled Vehicle Safety Training Course
No Charge for Firefighters. Police and EMS
Fri, November 4, 2016, 8:30 am. – 5:00 pm.
Jackson County Learning Center
323 Dupont Drive
Seymour, IN. 47274
Please join us for the NFPA “Train the Trainer” Alternative Fuel Vehicles Safety Training Program. This course was created to provide guidance on how to safely deal with emergency situations involving alternative fuel passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, and commercial fleet vehicles.
The recently revised training now covers electric, hybrid, fuel cell, and gaseous fuel vehicles, including CNG, LNG, and LPG.
In 2015, NFPA received grant funding through the Department of Energy to expand its comprehensive Alternative Fuel Vehicles Safety Training Program, including its fire service Train-the-Trainer program. This instructor led course is comprised of videos, animations, slides, and activities covering the following topics:
Introduction to hybrid, electric, fuel cell, & gaseous fuel vehicles
Basic electrical concepts
Vehicle systems & charging/refueling infrastructure
Initial response procedures
Identification methods, Immobilization, disabling, Emergency operations
• Unanticipated vehicle movement, electric shock hazards
• Toxic and flammable gas build-up. Electrolyte skin contact
• Extrication, Vehicle and Battery fires, Submersion
• High voltage battery damage, Battery re-ignition
• Incidents involving charging stations & refueling station
Field Evolutions — including actual AFVs
Fire Service ‘Prepare to Respond’ EV/Hybrid Safety Video (19 minutes)
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