Clean Cities Learning Program
First Responder Safety Training

This training is available as four-hour workshops with hands-on learning activities for first responders or as a two-day course (covering all four workshops) for those interested in becoming an instructor of the workshops.

The two-day instructor course is open to NAFTC members and pre-approved first responder trainers.

4-hour workshops are available on the following topics:


First Responder Safety Training: Biofuels (biodiesel and ethanol) and Biofuel Vehicles
This workshop covers two biofuels (biodiesel and ethanol) and will properly train and educate first responders on the chemical properties, manufacturing and production, biofuel vehicles, infrastructure, transport, stations, and handling, as well as first responder procedures related to biofuels (biodiesel and ethanol) and biofuel vehicles.
ISBN 978-1-933954-33-2

Gaseous Fuels
First Responder Safety Training: Gaseous Fuels (natural gas and propane) and Gaseous Fuel Vehicles
This workshop covers two gaseous fuels (natural gas and propane) and introduces the different types of gaseous fueling stations and station safety systems. First responders will also learn how to recognize compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, their properties, current gaseous fuel vehicles, and their vehicle components. This workshop reviews how first responders should approach and assess an incident, required personal protective equipment for responding to an incident, general fire fighting measures, and extrication.
ISBN 978-1-933954-34-9

First Responder Safety Training: Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles
This workshop introduces first responders to hydrogen properties, describes current hydrogen-powered vehicles, and explains the various hydrogen-powered vehicle components. This workshop introduces the different types of hydrogen fueling stations and describes fueling station safety systems. First responders will also learn they should approach and assess an incident, required personal protective equipment for responding to an incident, general fire fighting measures, and extrication.
ISBN 978-1-933954-35-6

Electric Vehicles
First Responder Safety Training: Electric Drive Vehicles
With the ever-increasing popularity of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), these vehicles are in every city and town in America. Although as safe as conventional vehicles, these high-voltage HEVs pose a new set of concerns for first responders, especially when approaching an accident scene. This workshop introduces first responders to HEVs, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), and describes their history, explains their characteristics and configurations, and their safety features and extraction procedures.
ISBN 978-1-933954-36-1

CCLP participant

Participant Manual (All Four Workshop Booklets in One)
ISBN 978-1-933954-38-7

Quick Reference Guide
The Quick Reference Guide is a useful supplemental publication for the complete First Responder Safety Training curricula. Information in this guide has been developed to help the first responder identify and respond to an alternative fuel vehicle or advanced technology vehicle at the scene of an accident. This guide has been derived from information provided by automotive manufacturers’ emergency response guides and therefore differs from vehicle to vehicle.
ISBN 978-1-933954-39-4

2-day Instructor Course Manual:
The instructor training will cover all fuels and technologies and first responder procedures for each. This curricula features identical content as the workshop materials – addressing vehicle history, operations, infrastructure, and first responder procedures, such as vehicle identification, personal protective equipment, and extrication – but also includes teaching suggestions and tips, PowerPoint slides, answer keys to module review questions, and other supplemental resources.

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

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.

Online Course (Electric Drive Only)
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 or call 304-293-7882

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