John Shafer over at the GreenMaltese.com posted about the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) offers first responder safety training. This training equips first responders with the knowledge they need to confront a growing number of automotive accidents involving AFVs.
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s First Responder Safety Training features a suite of modern technology products and training for electric drive vehicles. Participants learn important information needed to safely respond to accidents involving these vehicles. These topics include key vehicle and fuel properties and characteristics, vehicle components, vehicle identification and recommended first responder procedures. The suite of products includes:
- Instructor manuals
- Participant manuals
- Workshop booklets
- Quick reference guide
- Mobile device app
- Online training (for Electric Drive only)>/li>
This first responder quick reference guide, developed by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), is a tool for emergency personnel who need to access information about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles at an accident scene. This app contains information on advanced technology vehicles such as hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery, and fuel cell electric vehicles, as well as vehicles powered by alternative fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen. You will find detailed, vehicle-specific information including identification mechanisms, disconnect procedures, and other special concerns. Although similar, each vehicle has distinct differences that make it unique, and first responders need to know and understand these differences. The NAFTC understands the hazards that alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles could pose to emergency personnel, and this app, along with our entire suite of First Responder Safety Training products, provides first responders with the information needed to safely respond to an accident involving one of these vehicles. This app can be used on both the iPhone and the iPad.