Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Develop Training Programs for Emergency Responders and Other Professionals Working with New Energy Technologies

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded on December 21st approximately $6 million to five organizations that will develop training programs for emergency responders, building managers and owners, and other officials interacting with solar energy and storage systems, alternative-fuel vehicles and their chargers, and energy-efficient building technologies…

There are over 300,000 firefighters in the United States; according to the U.S. Fire Administration, they respond to over 1 million fires every year, often facing complex electrical equipment and combustible materials in buildings and vehicles. These projects will develop the tools necessary to ensure they can respond to these emergencies effectively… Addressing these challenges now will enable these professionals to prepare for the future. Learn more about the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.