First Responder Safety Training

The scene of a vehicle accident is often chaotic, and first responders must work within the constraints of a critical time frame to ensure their safety and the safety of accident vehicle occupants. When an accident involves an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), first responders must achieve balance between speed and caution because many potential hazards are present.

In an effort to properly educate first responders about alternative fuel vehicle safety, 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.

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The NAFTC’s Clean Cities Learning Program (CCLP) First Responder Safety Training offers first responders a variety of 4-hour workshops on alternative fuel vehicle safety training. The program also offers a comprehensive two-day course that covers all four workshops for those interested in becoming a workshop instructor. Attendees can learn the vehicle and fuel safety information about biofuels, gaseous fuels, hydrogen, and electric drive vehicles. Learn More >>

NOTE: Due to the technical nature and important safety factors directly related to this training, all First Responder Safety Training Train-the-Trainer sessions must be contracted through the NAFTC. For more information please contact Mike Smyth at 304-293-7882 or

The program includes important information needed to safely respond to accidents involving these alternative fuel vehicles. The information covered includes 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)

For more information about the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s First Responder Safety Training offerings, please visit the First Responder Safety Training website.

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