The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded nearly $1 million to the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University to train first responders on how to handle emergencies involving alternative-fuel vehicles. "The next-generation vehicles that use alternative fuels and advanced technologies are just as safe as conventional vehicles, but different. Therefore, it is critical that our first responders are properly trained to understand the differences, so they can safely respond, without any hesitation, to an accident involving these vehicles," said the consortium's executive director, Al Ebron.

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