Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Offered for Okla. First Responders

July 19, 2016 - Press Release

First responder trainers in Oklahoma will have an opportunity to learn safety procedures and best practices about alternative fuel vehicles on Aug. 24 and 25 at Oklahoma City Community College's Professional Development Institute.

The courses, taught by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) are hosted by Tulsa Area Clean Cities (TACC), and are tailored to each profession. With an increased use of alternative fuel vehicles throughout Oklahoma, the chance of these new technologies being involved in a collision also increases. Fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement personnel need to be trained on the proper procedures for safely addressing incidents involving these new technologies.

These three targeted courses feature techniques to safely respond to vehicle collisions, incidents and injuries involving alternative fuel vehicles. Additionally, the courses include information on alternative fuels, their properties and origins, and ways in which alternative fuel vehicles differ from conventionally fueled vehicles.

Developed by the NAFTC, these courses were made possible by TACC through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program, and were constructed from existing NAFTC First Responder Safety Training materials.

Registration is free and open to trainers from each field - police, fire, and EMS. Trainer status will be verified. Space is limited to 20 students per class, and registration ends Aug. 5.

For more information, e-mail Daniel Jeffries at [email protected].

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Here's an EV question or two: How are you paying for the charging station? I have some interested parties in my city, but not an...

View Topic

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you about fleetDOCs, our library of fleet-related documents. Users can upload any relevant fleet...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1018 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

A program wherein the leasing company or fleet management supplier handles some or all aspects of an accident in which a covered vehicle is involved.

Read more

Blog

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.

2018 Police Motorcycles Tested in Michigan

By Paul Clinton