NFPA’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Course
In collaboration with State Fire Training and the California Training Officer’s Association

The NFPA “Train the Trainer” Alternative Fuel Vehicles Safety Training Program was created to provide guidance on how to safely respond to emergency situations involving alternative fuel passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, and commercial fleet vehicles. The recently revised training now covers electric, hybrid, fuel cell, and gaseous fuel vehicles, including CNG, LNG, and LPG.

This course is comprised of videos, animations, slides, and activities covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to hybrid, electric, fuel cell, & gaseous fuel vehicles
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Vehicle systems & charging/refueling infrastructure
  • Initial response procedures
  • Identification methods, Immobilization, disabling, Emergency operations
  • Unanticipated vehicle movement, electric shock hazards
  • Toxic and flammable gas build-up. Electrolyte skin contact
  • Extrication, Vehicle and Battery fires, Submersion
  • High voltage battery damage, Battery re-ignition
  • Incidents involving charging stations & refueling stations
  • Field Evolutions — including actual AFVs

The program is FREE for a total of 100 members at each location.

Attendees are responsible for their own meals.


Made possible through a partnership of the following organizations 

FN NorCal v2 - CVENT Banner  CalChiefsTOv2 LACity
 acfd calfire


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