BAKERSFIELD, Calif., The emergencies that Kern County firefighters respond to each day vary in size and complexity. To be adequately prepared for whatever comes next, firefighters continually train and discuss new hazards, obstacles, and technologies that will be encountered. One such new technology is the alternative fuels vehicles (AFV) that we see more and more each day. As the number of AFVs increases the need to learn an entirely different type of skillset is required.
While the need exists, the cost-prohibitive nature of such training has limited the opportunities for local firefighters, until now. We are grateful to announce that the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition is making it possible for specialized training to be conducted at the Olive Drive Fire Training Facility.
What are we to expect from this event? How has this been made possible? The Director of the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition, Alley Moyers, explains.
This learning event will provide local first responders with the knowledge to respond to AFV accidents safely. In providing these trainings, Project Clean Air, Inc. is helping position these communities to be prepared for a cleaner and safer future. It is also an indication of their commitment to providing these essential services to our community.
The San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition was established in 1993, the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition serves nine counties in Central California with a mission to reduce air-polluting emissions in the transportation sector. The Coalition stakeholders work independently or collaboratively on a variety of transportation projects – infrastructure, vehicle fleets, reducing vehicle miles traveled, eliminating, or reducing vehicle idling – featuring alternative fuels that include Renewable, Compressed, or Liquefied Natural Gas; Electricity; Propane and Renewable Propane, and Hydrogen (Fuel Cell). Our stakeholders come from both public and private fleets, nonprofits, public agencies, and passionate individuals.
“Clean air through clean fuels!”
U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to cut petroleum use in transportation. At the national level, the program develops and makes available information, tools, and other unique resources. At the local level, nearly 100 coalitions leverage these resources to create networks of local stakeholders and provide customized technical assistance to fleets implementing alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and new transportation technologies. This program is designed to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), hybrid, and electric vehicles and their supporting infrastructure throughout the nation.
Credentialed media are invited to check out the First Responder Alternative Fuel Training event.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Olive Drive Fire Training Facility
5642 Victor St
Bakersfield, California 93308
For additional information about Project Clean Air, Inc. & The San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition, contact:
San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition