TargetSolutions’ all-new course, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders, highlights the different types of alternative fuel vehicles and how their differing features affect emergency response.

Over the course of a few short years, alternative fuel vehicles have exponentially grown in popularity and range in a variety of sizes. For the fire and emergency rescue services, these vehicles’ unique traits pose risks, from electric shock to gaseous explosions, which must be considered when responding to emergencies.

To help you better protect yourself and your colleagues, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders. This online training explores the features of different alternative fuel vehicles, methods for fire suppression, extrication and emergency medical services and environmental considerations.

Course Overview

Delivered in a 1-hour, video-driven course, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders explains the data, technology and best practices that personnel need to know to make informed decisions specific to each type of vehicle. To help individuals visualize the differing features between vehicles, this course also includes custom videos demonstrating alternative fuel vehicle parts.

Vehicle types discussed in this course include Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (PHEV), All Electric Vehicles (EV), Fuel Cell Vehicles (FC), Compressed and liquified Natural Gas (CNG or LNG), Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG) and Bi-Fuel Vehicles.

Throughout this training, an on-screen instructor guides personnel through the data, dangers and special considerations of emergency response for electric and alternative fuel vehicles. Here’s a breakdown of the lessons in this course:

  • Introduction
  • By the Numbers
  • The Differing Technologies
  • Electrical and Gaseous Dangers
  • Electrical and Gaseous Dangers
  • Everyday Best Practices
  • Extrication Considerations
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Submersion Considerations
  • Emergency Medical Considerations
  • Conclusion

Benefits of the Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders Course

Firefighters must adapt to the changing shape of transportation and understand the unique challenges and dangers that alternative fuel vehicles can pose to a would-be rescuer in ensuring life safety, incident stabilization and property preservation.

Upon completing this course, individuals will be able to differentiate between the various types of electric and alternative fuel vehicles on the market, formulate appropriate tactics for response and understand how to best approach unstable alternative fuel vehicles.

For questions about TargetSolutions’ all-new course, please contact us today!