Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program
First Responder Safety Training
The Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program, funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is a public-private partnership with the mission of “Educating America on Next Generation Vehicles.” The program features curricula, training, outreach and education activities, a website and support of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey. This program provides education and accurate, timely information to consumers, first responders, secondary school educators and students, charging infrastructure engineers and installers, automotive technicians, and fleet operators.
- First Responder Safety Training: Hybrid Electric Vehicles
- First Responder Safety Training: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
- First Responder Safety Training: Battery Electric Vehicles
- First Responder Safety Training: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training Instructor Manual
The Instructor Manual covers hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This curriculum addresses vehicle history, operations, infrastructure, and first responder procedures, such as vehicle identification, personal protective equipment, and extrication. It also includes teaching suggestions and tips, PowerPoint slides, answer keys to module review questions, and other supplemental resources.
Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training Participant Manual
In cooperation with the Instructor Manual, the Participant Manual also covers all electric drive vehicles while detailing what first responders need to know when responding to accident involving one of these vehicles. It will address vehicle history, operations, battery technologies, infrastructure, and first responder procedures, such as vehicle identification, personal protective equipment, and extrication.
Quick Reference Guide (QRG)
The quick reference guide is a durable flipbook for emergency personnel to use at the scene of an accident. It details various makes and models of advanced electric drive vehicles, alerting first responders to such items as high-voltage cables, cut zones, and other safety information.
QRG Mobile App
The mobile app version of the quick reference guide allows emergency personnel to have at their fingertips all the advanced electric drive vehicle information contained in the hard copy flipbook. The app is available on Apple and Android devices.
The online course is a self-paced class that gives first responders the technical knowledge they need to safely respond to an incident involving an advanced electric drive vehicle. The training includes quizzes, tests, interactive learning activities, animations, and other online-based educational tools to best educate first responders.
Registration, pricing, and schedule
information can be found on the Training Schedule.
For additional information
please contact Micheal Smyth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-293-7882
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