Alternative Fuel Vehicles Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Calif.

For Immediate ReleaseJune 10, 2011Judy Moore, Assist. Director Communications(304) 293-7882, judy.moore@mail.wvu.eduEducating First Responders on Alternative Fuel Vehicles

"With the Clean Cities Learning Program, the NAFTC has been increasing availability and awareness of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles while training Clean Cities coordinators, technicians, first responders and instructors,” Ebron added.

For more information about the upcoming First Responder Safety Training, contact Judy Moore at (304) 293-7882, or

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About the Clean Cities Learning Program

The Clean Cities Learning Program is a project funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program. Developed by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and its partners, the Clean Cities Learning Program will raise awareness and foster a greater understanding of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. This effort will provide Clean Cities Coalitions and other stakeholders with state-of-the art curricula and training, education and outreach materials and a concentrated marketing and communications plan. One of the most unique aspects of this project is the focus on developing a nationwide partnership between U.S. DOE Clean Cities Coalitions and NAFTC National Training Centers. This partnership will provide target audiences with awareness and technical education that encourage decisions to adopt vehicles and fuels that will significantly reduce the consumption of petroleum-based fuels.

About the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the U.S. The NAFTC’s mission is to provide the training infrastructure for implementing the widespread use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles. The effort to increase our nation’s energy security, as well as improve air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, is embodied in the NAFTC’s motto “Because Clean Air and Energy Independence Matter.” Founded in 1992, the NAFTC is headquartered at West Virginia University and consists of National Training Centers located nationwide from Maine to California. Each center provides Training with Impact through its experienced instructors and real-world shop facilities. Numerous other members from secondary schools, small businesses, government and industry also support the NAFTC’s mission. More than 1,100 courses have been conducted by the NAFTC, resulting in more than 16,500 trained technicians in AFVs and advanced technology vehicles.