National Alternative Fuels
Training Consortium

First Responder Classroom Training

The NAFTC offers firefigher, emergency medical services, and law enforcement first responder courses on alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) safety. The program also offers a comprehensive course for those interested in becoming a course instructor.

These three stand-alone courses are designed to educate firefighter, emergency medical services, and law enforcement on how to safely interact with an AFV involved in a traffic incident. This includes education on the fuels, their properties and origins, how these vehicle differ from conventionally fueled vehicles, and proper, audience specific procedures to implement when dealing with an accident involving an AFV.

Firefighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training
Firefighter First Responder Safety Training for Alternative Fuel VehiclesClick for sample Pages

Rising concerns about the effects of fossil fuels on the world’s environment combined with their increased cost when compared with alternative fuels are making AFVs more common on our nation’s roadways. With increased vehicle use, the chance of these new technologies being involved in a vehicular accident also increases.

Firefighters need to be trained on the differences between these vehicles and their conventional counterparts and on the proper procedures for safely addressing incidents involving natural gas, propane autogas, hydrogen, electric drive, ethanol and biofuel powered vehicles. This course is designed to educate firefighters on the properties and procedures to follow when dealing with alternative fuel vehicles. Anyone can attend these classes as a participant, however only a firefighter with a training background can participate in a train-the-trainer specific course.

Notify me! Click here to be notified when this course will be conducted next.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-28-8
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations.

Course designed for:

  • Firefighter officers
  • Firefighting trainers



Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this course will enable you to:

  • List the key properties, characteristics, and functions of alternative fuels.
  • Explain the operation of AFVs.
  • Recognize AFV components.
  • Identify the risks and hazards common to alternative fuel storage, including high-voltage batteries and high pressure gaseous fuel cylinders.
  • Explain the major components of AFV fueling and charging systems.
  • Describe AFV fueling and charging station safety systems.
  • Identify the risks involved with the transport and handling of alternative fuels.
  • List personal protective equipment necessary for firefighters when responding to an AFV incident.
  • List the steps required to secure an AFV.
  • List the steps for rescuing occupants from a damaged AFV.
  • Demonstrate proper fire response to an alternative fuel fire.
  • Demonstrate proper response to a gaseous fuel leak.


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For additional information please contact Micheal Smyth or call 304-293-7882


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Receive discounts on training and materials, become a member of the NAFTC.


Classes are taught by certified instructors around the country. Click here to learn more about the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. Customized classes can be taught on location and are customized to meet your specific needs.

Emergency Medical Services Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training
Firefighter First Responder Safety Training for Alternative Fuel VehiclesClick for sample Pages

Rising concerns about the effects of fossil fuels on the world’s environment combined with their increased cost when compared with alternative fuels are making alternative fuel vehicles more common on our nation’s roadways. With increased vehicle use, the chance of these new technologies being involved in a vehicular accident also increases.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel need to be trained on the differences between these vehicles and their conventional counterparts and on the proper procedures for safely addressing incidents involving natural gas, propane autogas, hydrogen, electric drive, ethanol and biofuel powered vehicles. This course is designed to educate EMS personnel on the properties and procedures to follow when dealing with alternative fuel vehicles. Anyone can attend these classes as a participant, however only an EMS officer with a training background can participate in a train-the-trainer specific course.

Notify me! Click here to be notified when this course will be conducted next.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-26-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations.

Course designed for:

  • EMS workers
  • EMS trainers



Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this course will enable you to:

  • List the key properties, characteristics, and functions of alternative fuels.
  • Explain the operation of AFVs.
  • Recognize AFV components.
  • Identify the risks and hazards common to alternative fuel storage, including high-voltage batteries and high pressure gaseous fuel cylinders.
  • Explain the major components of AFV fueling and charging systems.
  • Describe AFV fueling and charging station safety systems.
  • Identify the risks involved with the transport and handling of alternative fuels.
  • List personal protective equipment necessary for EMS personnel when responding to an AFV incident.
  • List the steps required to secure an AFV.
  • List the steps for rescuing occupants from a damaged AFV.
  • Demonstrate proper fire response to an alternative fuel fire.
  • Demonstrate proper response to a gaseous fuel leak.


Free First Responder Safety Training Electric Drive Vehicles Online
Online >Register


For additional information please contact Micheal Smyth or call 304-293-7882


Order Products


Receive discounts on training and materials, become a member of the NAFTC.


Classes are taught by certified instructors around the country. Click here to learn more about the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. Customized classes can be taught on location and are customized to meet your specific needs.

Law Enforcement Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training
Law Enforcement First Responder Safety Training for Alternative Fuel VehiclesClick for sample Pages

Rising concerns about the effects of fossil fuels on the world’s environment combined with their increased cost when compared with alternative fuels are making alternative fuel vehicles more common on our nation’s roadways. With increased vehicle use, the chance of these new technologies being involved in a vehicular accident also increases.

Law enforcement personnel need to be trained on the differences between these vehicles and their conventional counterparts and on the proper procedures for safely addressing incidents involving natural gas, propane autogas, hydrogen, electric drive, and biofuel-powered vehicles. This course is designed to educate Law enforcement personnel on the properties and procedures to follow when dealing with alternative fuel vehicles. Anyone can attend these classes as a participant, however only a Law enforcement officer with a training background can participate in a train-the-trainer specific course.

Notify me! Click here to be notified when this course will be conducted next.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-24-0
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations.

Course designed for:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Law enforcement trainers



Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this course will enable you to:

  • List the key properties, characteristics, and functions of alternative fuels.
  • Explain the operation of AFVs.
  • Recognize AFV components.
  • Identify the risks and hazards common to alternative fuel storage, including high-voltage batteries and high pressure gaseous fuel cylinders.
  • Explain the major components of AFV fueling and charging systems.
  • Describe AFV fueling and charging station safety systems.
  • Identify the risks involved with the transport and handling of alternative fuels.
  • List personal protective equipment necessary for Law Enforcement when responding to an AFV incident.
  • List the steps required to secure an AFV.
  • List the steps for rescuing occupants from a damaged AFV.
  • Demonstrate proper fire response to an alternative fuel fire.
  • Demonstrate proper response to a gaseous fuel leak.


Free First Responder Safety Training Electric Drive Vehicles Online
Online >Register


For additional information please contact Micheal Smyth or call 304-293-7882


Order Products


Receive discounts on training and materials, become a member of the NAFTC.


Classes are taught by certified instructors around the country. Click here to learn more about the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. Customized classes can be taught on location and are customized to meet your specific needs.

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