Being a volunteer firefighter requires a good deal of committement. They are on call at all hours of the day and night to answer the call. But, to be ready to even answer that call requires a further committment. Training is an essential part of their work. Finding the additional time for training on top of the job is often hard.
Not all firefighters are able to participate in classroom-based training due to location, cost, and time constraints. Because of this, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is exited to announce a limited number of firefighter scholarships to obtain FREE online Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training.
The NAFTC’s award-winning Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training online course will equip firefighters with the knowledge they need to safely respond to automotive incidents involving electric drive vehicles, including:
- Hybrid Electric Vehicles
- Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
- Battery Electric Vehicles
- Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Participants in the self-paced, eight-hour Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training online course will learn about different electric drive vehicle configurations and their built-in safety systems, how to identify an electric drive vehicle at an accident scene, battery technologies, electric vehicle systems, and how to approach, assess, and secure advanced electric drive vehicles. Participants will also complete online modules for personal protective equipment and gear, crash and fire, and extrication.
Scholarships for this online training are provided as a part of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention & Safety Grant #EMW-2011-FP-00637.
Courses are offered through the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium in Morgantown, West Virginia.
This course takes place completely online and does not require classroom participation. A certificate can be printed by the student at the completion of the course.