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First Responder Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training

December 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

One of the most significant challenges faced by today’s first responders is vehicular incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles, including: electric, hybrid electric, propane, and natural gas-powered vehicles. The growth of this automotive segment is increasing daily, putting additional pressure on fire response to understand the complexities of these vehicles and the modified standard operating procedures required to assure “everyone goes home safe.”   This 1.5-hour live webinar will address these first responder needs by presenting an overview of how alternative fuel vehicles operate, their key components, vehicle identification techniques, immobilization procedures, firefighting and extrication, and overall safety procedures including proper personal protective equipment.   Taught by a firefighter instructor, Chris Womock, who has over 27 years of experience in the fire service and eight years of experience teaching first responders nationwide how to respond correctly to alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) incidents.   By the end of the webinar, participants will have learned:
  • Understand the different types of electric vehicles (EVs) and gaseous fueled vehicles
  • Know the difference between gaseous fuels, including CNG, LNG, and LPG
  • Outline alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) safety systems
  • Categorize AFV charging appliances and their safety systems
  • Illustrate the firefighter personal protective equipment recommended for AFV response
  • Outline extrication procedures for EVs and gaseous fueled vehicles
  • Understand fire response and AFVs


December 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am