Firefighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety

    March 22, 2017
    8:00 AM - 4:30 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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    Firefighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety

     

    This class is currently FULL. Please sign up on the wait list to be informed of any upcoming classes.

    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 a two year period.

    Firefighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety

    • Location:  JESTC
    • Time: 8AM – 4:30PM
    • March 22, 2017
    • 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

     

    Announcement:
    This course is now part of the 31st Annual Louisiana Emergency Response Traning School!

    The Baton Rouge Area Mutual Aid System (BRAMAS), along with Baton Rouge Fire Department, Louisiana State Police & TRANSCAER is proud to announce the 31st Annual Louisiana Emergency Response Training School at the Louisiana State Police Academy on March 20th – 24th, 2017.   If you register here on the LCF site, you will only be regsitered for THIS particular class. Please include your middle initial, city and phone number when registering on the LCF site. For all of the safety classes, visit the BRAMAS website.

    Register via BRAMAS/JESTC

    If you wish to attend any of their other safety classes, please visit the BRAMAS website. Please go to www.bramas.org to register for any additional classes that you would like to attend. Classes are on a first come first serve so the sooner you sign up the better. If you have any questions regarding registration, you may contact Tracie Kelly @ (225) 354-1421 ext. 423 or [email protected].

     

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