YTCEC has received funding through the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole to host an alternative fuels First Responder Training course for all Fire/EMS workers in Jackson, Teton Village and Grand Teton National Park.
First responders will participate in three part series of workshops covering learning modules on the following topics:
- Biofuels- Biodiesel and Ethanol
- Gaseous Fuels- Natural Gas and Propane
- Electric Drive Vehicles- Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
This knowledge is essential to properly protect any persons involved in accidents with these fuels.
This project will provide professional training for emergency first responders to reduce risks when responding to accidents involving advanced fuels and vehicles. Upon completion of this training session responders will better understand:
- specific fuel properties and characteristics
- identification of unique fuel tanks and delivery systems
- flammability levels of each fuel
- how to safely respond to an incident in which a given fuel is present
- vehicle components
- vehicle identification
The training series will be coordinated by the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition (YTCEC) and utilize curriculum, course materials and instructors vetted by the National Alternative Fuels Training Center (NAFTC). These resources were developed specifically for Clean Cities Coalitions like YTCEC to integrate into first responder trainings.