During and after natural and manmade disasters, emergency response vehicles are essential to move people and pets away from harm, to transport those who are sick or injured, to clear roadways, and to help repair and recovery experts travel to points of need. In preparing for large-scale disasters, an often overlooked risk is the disruption in supply of conventional fuels. Integrating Alternative Fuel Vehicles into emergency response fleets helps mitigate this risk.
The Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV), created by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) in partnership with the US DOE Clean Cities Program helps states and municipalities understand AFVs and learn how they might be incorporated into their emergency preparedness and response planning.
A mapping application that displays where alternative fuel vehicles and on-the-ground fueling infrastructure are located in your community. The tool can help develop emergency response plans and make decisions of how to best integrate AFVs into emergency response fleets.
iREV will provide assistance to fleets and communities interested in incorporating alternative fuels into their emergency response efforts.
To get involved, enter your contact information here and iREV staff will reach out to talk about available tools and resources.
Learn more about iREV pilot fleet opportunities here.
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