Alternative Fuel First Responder Safety Classes at JESTC

    April 08, 2016
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC)
    1400 W. Irene Road
    Zachary, LA 70791
    http://www.jestc.org
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    LCF Hosts AFV Training at 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 grant that will fund nearly a dozen alternative fuel safety classes in Louisiana over the next two years.

    Tuesday - April 5th - Registration Closed
    PERC Propane Safety Class & Hands on session - 8 Hrs (8AM – 4PM)

    Location: JESTC in Zachary, LA

    Wednesday - April 6th - Registration Closed
    NAFTC Fire Fighter AFV Safety Class - All Fuels - 8 Hrs (8AM – 4PM)

    Location: JESTC in Zachary, LA
    "Train the Trainer" Manuals Available for Fire Fighters

    Thursday - April 7th - Registration Closed
    NAFTC Law Enforcement & EMS AFV Safety Class - 6 hrs (8AM – 3PM)

    Location: JESTC in Zachary, LA (Main Staff Development Building)
    "Train the Trainer" Manuals Available for EMS and Law Enforcement

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

    Location:  JESTC  in Zachary, LA (In the Hazmat area)
    Course Open to any discipline

     

     

    Tuesday, April 5th

    Propane Emergencies Program: What and Why

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


    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


     

    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

     

    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
    • Class open to all disciplines

     

    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

     

    INSTRUCTOR BIOS

    Instructor:  Jeff Julian
    National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

    Jeff Julian is a retired Battalion Chief with the Yuba City Fire Department and Contract Trainer for the NAFTC. Mr. Julian has over 37 years of progressive assignments with Yuba City Fire Department, Sutter County Fire Department and Yuba Community College. Mr. Julian also worked as a Coordinator/Instructor for Yuba Community College in Marysville, CA since 1988, where his responsibilities include supervision, management and instruction of the Firefighter I Academy, and delivery of course curriculum. He has held the position of Interim Pubic Safety Director, which included managing the Administration of Justice, Fire Technology, and Emergency Medical Technician programs.

    Education and Training
    Mr. Julian is certified as a Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, Fire Prevention Officer, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Hazardous Materials Commander, and Hazardous Materials Instructor for the State of California. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Yuba Community College and Instructor Credential from Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. He was also awarded the distinction of being named “Firefighter of the Year” on two occasions.

    Professional Experience
    Mr. Julian has served as Contract Trainers and subject matter experts for the NAFTC since 2008. During that time, he has worked with the NAFTC to provide more than 75 First Responder Safety for Alternative Fuel Vehicles train-the-trainer and end-user training courses for state and regional fire academies, municipalities, individual fire departments, U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalitions, and the International Association of Firefighters Training Summit.

    Instructor:  Kent Meadow
    NGV Solutions

    Kent Meadows as Vice-President of NGV Solutions, in 2011, established a Mississippi based company to provide private companies, municipalities, counties/parishes, and other government agencies with turn-key solutions for their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) needs. From small time-fill compression to Fast-fill public stations along with CNG conversions on vehicles, Kent’s consulting, problem solving, and specialized solutions allow him to design options to meet each client’s needs. NGV Solutions supports and maintains compressors stations across the Southeast. Currently NGV Solutions maintains four private CNG stations for clients in Louisiana. In addition to NGV Solutions, Kent has worked with alliances to promote alternative fuel legislation. Kent has served on Boards of private schools, civic organizations, churches and ministry-based charities. Prior to NGV Solutions, Kent’s background includes Automotive Dealership operations, Project Management, and business consulting.  Kent is a native Mississippian who now resides in Madison MS.

    Instructor: Dennis Cruise
    Propane Education and Research Council

    Dennis Cruise came to the propane industry from a law enforcement career in Virginia which spanned from 1977-2006. During that period of time Dennis was a DOT Inspections and Hazmat Officer from 1991 – 2006 and has 14 years experience in roadside inspections and compliance with DOT regulations. Dennis also worked as a Hazardous Materials Technician and continues to provide instruction for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Dennis is recognized by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and by the West Virginia Fire Commission as an adjunct instructor in Propane Emergencies Training. 

     

    Tickets

    $0.00 Friday - In-Depth Natural Gas Vehicle Safety Class

    $0.00 Friday- In-Depth Natural Gas Vehicle Safety Class