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Training Oklahoma First Responders

July 18, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Education, LNG, NGVs, Propane, training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Tulsa Clean Cities Hosting NAFTC Courses for Alt Fuel Mishaps

Organizers are spreading the word that three targeted courses for first responders at accidents involving alternative fuel vehicles will be held late next month at the Oklahoma City Community College’s Professional Development Institute.

ACT Expo-NAFTC Webinar on April 7

March 29, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Education, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Preparation for New AFV Fleet Facilities & Deployment

Organizers of ACT Expo 2016 and NAFTC – West Virginia’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium – are hosting a free webinar next week to help industry stakeholders prepare for new alternative fuel vehicle fleet facilities and deployment.

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The presentation by NAFTC operations chief William Davis takes place on April 7 at 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern time.

The complimentary session will cover the training needs of such internal staff as fleet managers, technicians and fueling crews, and those of such external support stakeholders as first responders, recovery and recycling specialists.

‘What Not to Do’

The pre-ACT Expo webinar will address AFV codes and standards and how they may pertain to stakeholders, and “What to do/not to do when providing AFV training for impacted stakeholders.”

ACT Expo itself takes place May 2-5 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. It is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

NAFTC Releases Fall Training Schedule

July 24, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Education, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane, training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Includes Hydrogen, Hydrogen Vehicle & Hydrogen Fleet Awareness Workshop,
Plus There’s a Natural Gas and Propane Fleet Workshop with Ryder on July 30

West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium has released its fall schedule for natural gas, electric drive, and hydrogen vehicle training courses.

NAFTC Broadens Scope of Training

March 13, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Education, training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Training to Cover More Auto Segments, Including Collision Repair

NAFTC, West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, is using an $800,000 Department of Energy Clean Cities grant to broaden its curriculum to include a wider range of automotive groups.

Now what?

Now what?

With alt fuel and advanced technology vehicles becoming more commonplace – more than 3.2 million on U.S. roads today – it’s high time to extend training initiatives to collision repair workers, to fueling and maintenance personnel, to tow truck operators, and to salvage yard and recycling operators, NAFTC says.

“What happens to your Prius after an accident or when it finally ends up in a salvage yard?” NAFTC asks.

‘Audiences Who Have Not Previously Been Considered’

“Through this initiative, the NAFTC will continue to develop curricula on alternative fuel and electric drive vehicles for audiences who have not previously been considered,” says a release. “These classes will follow the highly successful First Responder Safety Training series that has become the industry standard.

NAFTC-logo“The initiative will have a national impact and establish resources that will last beyond the project’s completion through online courses and a network of trained safety instructors.”

AFVs Are Safe, But ‘Different’

“This new funding will allow the NAFTC to continue to lead the way in ensuring that everyone coming into contact with an alternative fuel vehicle is trained to safely work with it,” NAFTC director Bill Davis said in the announcement.

“We are the only nationwide organization that provides training in all available alternative fuel vehicles,” Davis said. “We have learned that while they are as safe as traditional gasoline cars, alternative fuel vehicles are different, as are the safety procedures that workers need to follow in dealing with them.

“The need for proper training really extends to a much larger audience than anyone previously considered.”

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Source: NAFTC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Sacramento Green Fleet Next Month

September 11, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clean Cities Meeting Coincides with NAFTC’s National Odyssey Day

California’s Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition is hosting its North American Green Fleet Forum & Green Fleet Expo next month at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. The events include alt fuels training presented by NAFTC, West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, and visits to several natural gas vehicle fueling facilities.

AFV Odyssey Day Is Set for October 17

January 31, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Conference/Meeting, Education, EVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PERC Is Supporting 2014 National Event on October 17,
Alt Fuels Training Consortium Seeks Additional Sponsors

West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium has lined up the Propane Education & Research Council as a primary sponsor for 2014 and has set October 17 for the next National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Odyssey Day.

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