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    LCF Hosts Alt Fuel Vehicle Safety Training at JESTC | April 5-8, 2016

    LCF Hosts AFV Training at April JESTC | April 5-8, 2016

    TRAINING OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

    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.

    LCF is proud to bring these AFV training courses to JESTC as part of a Department of Energy Grant that will fund nearly a dozen alternative fuel safety classes in Louisiana over the next two years.

    Tuesday - April 5th
    PERC Propane Safety Class & Hands on session - 8 Hrs (8AM – 4PM)
    Registration throught:  BRAMAS 1st Responder School 
    Location: JESTC in Zachary, LA

    Wednesday - April 6th
    NAFTC Fire Fighter AFV Safety Class - All Fuels - 8 Hrs (8AM – 4PM)
    Registration throughJESTC
    Location: JESTC in Zachary, LA
    "Train the Trainer" Manuals Available for Fire Fighters

    Thursday - April 7th
    NAFTC Law Enforcement & EMS AFV Safety Class - 6 hrs (8AM – 3PM)
    Registration throughJESTC
    Location: JESTC in Zachary, LA
    "Train the Trainer" Manuals Available for EMS and Law Enforcement

    Friday – April 8th
    In-Depth CNG Vehicle & Fueling Safety Class – 4 hrs (8AM - Noon)

    Registration throughJESTC
    Location:  JESTC in Zachary, LA
    Course Open to any discipline

    REGISTRATION

    Walk-In Registration will be available April 4th from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at JESTC. Eight (8) hour courses are scheduled for the entire day. If a class fills up, we will work with you to get you into the same class but it will possibly be at a different time. 

     

    ALTERNATIVE FUEL SAFETY CLASSES

    TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH

    Propane Emergencies Program: What and Why

    • Location: JESTC
    • Time: 8AM – 4PM
    • Tuesday, April 5th
    • Instructor: Dennis Cruise

    Online registration for this course is open now on the BRAMAS website.

    The propane industry continues its commitment to the safety and well-being of our nation’s industry fire service, hazmat responders, and the public. With the establishment of the Propane Emergencies Program in 1998, the propane industry has provided funds in excess of $5 million to train over 250,000 firefighters and propane professionals.

    Who Should Attend

    This session is geared for anyone involved with propane-related emergency and incident response activities including, but not necessarily limited to:

    • Propane professionals who have a need to coordinate with their local fire service;
    • Senior fire service and hazmat team trainers;
    • Heavy-duty towing and recovery professionals specializing in hazmat recovery; and
    • Law enforcement hazmat personnel.

    Agenda:

    • Ghent, West Virginia, Propane Explosion Investigation
    • Who’s in Charge? Unified Incident Command
    • Tactical Considerations for Firefighters Handling Propane Emergencies
    • Propane Autogas Safety with propane powered vehicles on site
    • Controlling Static Electricity
    • Propane Cylinders in Food Services
    • Liquid Transfer vs Flaring Operations with Live Transfer Process
    • Cargo Tank Operation and Safety MC 331 Cargo tank on site

     

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH

    Fire Fighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety

    • Location:  JESTC
    • Time: 8AM – 4PM
    • Wednesday, April 6th
    • Instructor: Jeff Julian


    Registration for this class through JESTC

    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, 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.

    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 alternative fuel vehicles
    • Recognize alternative fuel vehicle 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 alternative fuel vehicle fueling and charging systems
    • Describe alternative fuel vehicle 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 alternative fuel vehicle incident
    • List the steps required to secure an alternative fuel vehicle
    • List the steps for rescuing occupants from a damaged alternative fuel vehicle
    • Demonstrate proper fire response to an alternative fuel fire
    • Demonstrate proper response to a gaseous fuel leak

     

    THURSDAY, APRIL 7TH

    EMS & Law Enforcement Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Class

    • Location:  JESTC
    • Time: 8AM – 4PM
    • Thursday, April 7th
    • Instructor: Jeff Julian


    Registration for this class through JESTC

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) & 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 EMS and 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 an EMS or law enforcement officer with a training background can participate in a train-the-trainer specific course.

    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 alternative fuel vehicles
    • Recognize alternative fuel vehicle 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 alternative fuel vehicle fueling and charging systems
    • Describe alternative fuel vehicle 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 alternative fuel vehicle incident
    • List the steps required to secure an alternative fuel vehicle
    • List the steps for rescuing occupants from a damaged alternative fuel vehicle
    • Demonstrate proper fire response to an alternative fuel fire
    • Demonstrate proper response to a gaseous fuel leak

     

    FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH

    In-Depth CNG and Natural Gas Vehicle Safety Class

    • Location:  JESTC
    • Time: 8AM – Noon
    • Friday, April 8th
    • Instructor: Kent Meadows


    Registration for this class through JESTC

    This session is geared for anyone involved with natural gas-related emergency and incident response activities including, but not necessarily limited to:

    • Natural Gas professionals who have a need to coordinate with their local fire service;
    • Senior fire service and hazmat team trainers;
    • Heavy-duty towing and recovery professionals specializing in hazmat recovery; and
    • Law enforcement hazmat personnel.

    This class will cover:

    •          NFPA 52 – Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code
    •          EPA Certified Kits by Final-Stage Vehicle Integrator/Manf.
    •          DOT and ANSI/IAS NGV2 Approved Tanks for vehicles
    •          ASME Compliance for all CNG Fueling Storage
    •          Electrical zones – Zone 1 or 2 as defined in NFPA 70
    •          Warning Signs – Vehicles and Fueling sites
    •          NGVi, ASE, NAFTC, specific state requirements
    •          CNG Vehicle and Conversion Kit 101:
    •          Labeling – How to correctly identify different items
    •          Certifications Available

     

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