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Electric Vehicle Incidents in the News

Electric Vehicle Incidents in the News

It seems like every other week there’s a news story about an electric-drive vehicle catching fire. In June, for example, the Guardian reported that Micheal Morris, a television director, was driving his Tesla Model S in West Hollywood, California, when it caught fire, spontaneously according to a passenger. Are these …

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On Scene

On Scene

This year, On Scene will focus on case studies of incidents involving Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). AFVs are just as safe as conventional vehicles, but they are different. Consequently, incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles require specialized procedures from first responders. This month’s case study is based on an incident involving …

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On Scene This year, On Scene will focus on case studies of incidents involving Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). AFVs are just as safe as conventional vehicles, but they are different. Consequently, incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles require specialized procedures from first responders. This month’s case study is based on an …

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Case Study: Compressed Natural Gas Box Truck Incident Response

Case Study: Compressed Natural Gas Box Truck Incident Response

By Jeff Julian and Gary Garrisi Jeff Julian and Gary Garrisi are first responder trainers for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC). Mr. Julian has 40 years of experience as a first responder and public safety trainer in Yuba, CA. Since 2011, Mr. Julian has trained first responders across …

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On Scene Year in Review

On Scene Year in Review

This year, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) eNews launched a new column as an ongoing effort to support the first responder community. The column “On Scene: AFVs and First Responders” is written by NAFTC first responder trainers Jeff Julian and Gary Garrisi, and provides news and information specific …

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