WVU Center develops electric drive and alternative fuel vehicle smartphone application and training program

The WVU-based NAFTC created a suite of modern technology products that put knowledge about specific electric drive and alternative fuel vehicles at the fingertips of the nation’s first responders.

The First Responder Safety Training targets firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and hazardous response officials. The training covers modules on Electric Drive Vehicles, Biofuels and Biofuel Vehicles, Gaseous Fuels and Gaseous Fuel Vehicles and Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles. The suite of products includes instructor manuals, participant booklets and the quick reference guide. Online courses will be available in 2012.

More training sessions are planned for various locations throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.naftc.wvu.edu or www.afvsafetytraining.com

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