Alternative Fuels First Responder Training Modules

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These modules were originally presented to First Responders during a two-day workshop at the North Carolina Solar Center (now known as the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center) and were taught by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium trained instructors. Three separate modules were used to educate them on the properties, technology, and safety precautions to take when working with alternative fuel vehicles utilizing gaseous fuels, biofuels, and electric drivetrains.

Description:

These modules were originally presented to First Responders during a two-day workshop at the North Carolina Solar Center (now known as the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center) and were taught by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium trained instructors. Three separate modules were used to educate them on the properties, technology, and safety precautions to take when working with alternative fuel vehicles utilizing gaseous fuels, biofuels, and electric drivetrains. Included are individual video recordings of each module section, which capture the instructor and presentation aids used. Listed below are the modules taught and the sections within each module: 

Module 1: Gaseous Fuels

  • SECTION 1: Gaseous Fuels Overview & LPG Properties 
  • SECTION 2: LPG Vehicle Technology 
  • SECTION 3: LPG Technology (continued) 
  • SECTION 4: Alliance Autogas Propane Safety Video 
  • SECTION 5: Natural Gas Properties 
  • SECTION 6: Natural Gas Vehicle Technology 
  • SECTION 7: Natural Gas Vehicle Technology (continued) 
  • SECTION 8: NG Safety, Response & LNG Technology 
  • SECTION 9: CNGNow: Natural Gas Video 
  • SECTION 10: Static Vehicle Review Video 

Module 2: Bio-fuels 

  • SECTION 1: Intro. to Biodiesel & Biodiesel Vehicles 
  • SECTION 2: Biodiesel Transport, Stations & Handling 
  • SECTION 3: IAFC Video: Biodiesel Response Considerations 
  • SECTION 4: Intro. To Ethanol & Flex Fuel Vehicles 
  • SECTION 5: Ethanol Transport, Stations & Handling 
  • SECTION 6: IAFC Video: Ethanol Response Considerations 
  • SECTION 7: Static Vehicle Review Video 

Module 3: Electric Drive Vehicles 

  • SECTION 1: News 17: Volt Safety Video 
  • SECTION 2: What is an HEV/PHEV? 
  • SECTION 3: What is an EV, BEV, EREV, NEV? Electricity Basics—AC/DC 
  • SECTION 4: Other Hybrid Components 
  • SECTION 5: Battery Basics for Electric Drive Vehicles 
  • SECTION 6: Safety, Assessment & Response 
  • SECTION 7: Jay Leno's Garage Tesla Video 
  • SECTION 8: First Responder's Approach, Vehicle Specifics & ERG's 
  • SECTION 9: Vehicle Specifics & ERG's 
  • SECTION 10: Discussion & Electric Charging 
  • SECTION 11: Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles 
  • SECTION 12: Vehicle Static Review Video

Classification:
Alternative Fuels and Lubricants
Energy Storage and Battery Technology
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Product Lifecycle:
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
Module
Presentation
Professional Development
Institution:
North Caroline State University
Author & Title:
North Carolina Solar Center
Date Developed:
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Keywords:
Alt. Fuels,E85,EV,First Responder,HEV,LPG,Safety,Workshop
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Audience:
Educators
Industry Professionals/Practitioners

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