First responders in New England have been busy learning about gaseous fuel and hydrogen vehicles thanks to training from the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC).
The NAFTC conducted First Responder Safety Trainings in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire last month. The Greater Portland Council of Governments, Massachusetts Clean Cities, the New Hampshire Department of Environment Services/Clean Cities, Providence RI Fire Department, Massachusetts Fire Academy, and New Hampshire Fire Academy hosted the trainings.
Safety training in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles ensures that first responders are able to safely work on these vehicles. Credit: NAFTC.
The Gaseous Fuel and Hydrogen First Responder Safety Training equips first responders with the knowledge they need to handle an accident scene involving natural gas, propane, and hydrogen powered vehicles.
In this training, first responders learn how to recognize compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and propane autogas, their properties, current gaseous fuel vehicles, and vehicle components. This workshop reviews how first responders should approach and assess an incident, required personal protective equipment for responding to an incident, general firefighting measures, and extrication.
For a complete list of upcoming trainings, visit the NAFTC Training Schedule.