Tennessee Clean Fuels announces statewide First Responder Training sessions for alternative fuels

In partnership with the National Fire Protection Association and a great list of sponsors, TNCleanFuels is pleased to announce four First Responder Training Sessions for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety across TN in October, 2018.

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If you were responding to an accident and came across a vehicle powered with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), would you feel able to intervene? There are currently almost 300 UPS trucks running on Tennessee roads that are powered by LNG! Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are more common than ever on Tennessee’s roads and highways, and it can be difficult to keep up with quickly changing technologies and safety procedures.

Tennessee Clean Fuels wants to ensure that all of our talented First Responders in Tennessee have the training they need to respond to incidents involving Alternative Fuel Vehicles effectively.

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In partnership with the National Fire Protection Association and a great list of sponsors, TNCleanFuels is pleased to announce four First Responder Training Sessions for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety across TN in October, 2018. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have been able to secure enough funding for these sessions to ensure that the costs remain affordable for First Responders in all situations and locales.

Register now for First Responder Training in Tennessee, 2018!

Individual session information

We are grateful for the generosity of our partners that are hosting our training sessions at no cost at their facilities across Tennessee; they are listed below. Thank you!

Chattanooga

When: Tuesday, October 9, from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Chattanooga Fire & Police Training Center, 3200 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406
Capacity: 30 seats available
Details: More information can be found here

Knoxville

When: Wednesday, October 10, from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Knoxville Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave., Knoxville, TN 37909
Capacity: 50 seats available
Details: More information can be found here

Nashville

When: Tuesday, October 23, from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Piedmont Natural Gas, 83 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN 37214
Capacity: 40 seats available
Details: More information can be found here

Memphis

When: Thursday, October 25, from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: TAG Truck Center, 4450 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118
Capacity: 30 seats available
Details: More information can be found here

About the sessions

The NFPA’s AFV Safety Training Program has reached more than 220,000 emergency responders to date. Their subject matter experts & instructors collectively offer more than 100 years of fire service experience, and have extensive instructional experience in the area of fire service tactics for AFVs.

The program includes instructor-led classroom training as well as self-paced online training utilizing highly-interactive learning modules. The curriculum addresses electrichybrid, and gaseous fuels such as CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), and propane autogas (also called LPG), and their flow and use in today’s AFVs.

Each session also features a live demonstration with onsite AFVs and these AFVs will be vehicles that are operating in and around the cityy in which that event is held. Attendees will be able to include in-session time towards continuing education credits (specifics TBD), and will leave with the ability to train others at their organization about AFV safety.

The sessions will be held in ChattanoogaKnoxvilleNashville and Memphis and will provide a full day of training addressing First Responder safety for working in and around alternative fuel vehicles.

Upon completion of the train-the-trainer course, students will electronically receive the following:

  • Instructors Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentation (including videos)
  • Student Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Pre & Post Tests
  • NHTSA Interim Guidance for Battery Fires
  • Fire Service – Quick Reference Sheet
  • Additional Resources Document
  • 2015 NFPA Alternative Fuel Vehicles Emergency Field Guide

Dates, times, and further information for each session can be found below.

About the trainer: Captain Jason Emery

Captain Jason Emery has served as the lead Subject Matter Expert for the NFPA, and the lead instructor for their Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Program.
Captain Jason Emery has served as the lead Subject Matter Expert for the NFPA, and the lead instructor for their Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Program.

A 26-year veteran of the fire service, Captain Jason Emery has been with the Waterbury FD (CT) for 21 years, and is currently assigned to the Rescue/Haz-Mat Unit. He has lectured extensively on alternative fuel vehicles, and has published numerous articles on the subject.

Jason has served as the lead Subject Matter Expert for the NFPA, and the lead instructor for their Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Program. He is a member of the SAE 2990 Task Force: Hybrid and EV First and Second Responder Task Force. He also instructed as part of the Chevrolet Volt training team for first responders throughout the country.

Jason holds a B.S. in Fire Investigation from the University of New Haven, and founded Emergency Training Solutions, LLC.

Tennessee Clean Fuels thanks the sponsors of our 2018 First Responder Training sessions for alternative fuels

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