The Initiative for Resiliency in Energy through Vehicles (iREV) brings together a unique cross-section of practitioners in emergency management, energy assurance, homeland security, and transportation to support the incorporation of alternative fuel vehicles in emergency response and preparedness operations.
iREV supports state and local emergency management decision makers by providing customized tools, information, and strategies about alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and potential uses in emergency scenarios. iREV’s resources and technical assistance aid emergency management entities in examining the potential costs, benefits, and interdependencies associated with diversifying their fleets, reducing dependence on petroleum, and investing in electric, natural gas, propane, and biodiesel vehicles and infrastructure in support of energy security.
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NASEO has developed a mapping application - the iREV Tracking Tool (iREV-T) - that will help State Energy Officials, emergency planners and other professionals visualize where alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure are located within their communities, and integrate these resources into their emergency plans. The tool provides a series of GIS overlays that can show fleet locations and capabilities, and manual inputs to support emergency management agencies' decision-making. When fully implemented, the tool will help emergency planners and other policymakers understand the various alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure assets and options at their disposal, and optimize their planning and investment based on their specific fuel supply, geography and risk profile.
iREV Case Study: Baseline Assessment: Alternative Fuel Vehicles in State and Municipal Emergency Operations Plans
NASEO’s “Baseline Assessment: Alternative Fuel Vehicles in State and Municipal Emergency Operations Plans” provides an overview of emergency operations plans, summarizes key findings from a scan of alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) inclusion in state and local plans, and identifies opportunities to include AFVs in future emergency plans.
iREV Case Study: Biodiesel Fueled Vehicles and Emergency Response
This case study examines the benefits and considerations of incorporating biodiesel vehicles into emergency fleets, and features lessons learned from both New York City and Florida Power & Light’s use of biodiesel during emergency situations.
iREV Case Study: Electric Vehicles and Emergency Response
The iREV electric vehicle case study examines the benefits and considerations of incorporating EVs into emergency fleets, and highlights ways that PG&E has used electric utility trucks as an exportable power resource, and how EVs proved to be a valuable asset in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
iREV Case Study: Natural Gas Vehicles and Emergency Response
This case study highlights the benefits and considerations associated with incorporating natural gas vehicles into emergency fleets, and examines how the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Trussville, Alabama have used alternative fuels during disasters.
iREV Case Study: Propane Vehicles and Emergency Response
The iREV propane vehicle case study explores the benefits and considerations of incorporating propane vehicles into emergency fleets, and features lessons learned from the police force in Sandy Springs, Georgia, as well as Boston Public Schools.
Initiative for Resiliency in Energy Through Vehicles
Integrating Alternative fuel Vehicles into Emergency Planning
This flyer provides a brief overview of the iREV project and the importance of incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into emergency planning and response.
At iREV’s helm is a multi-sector, multi-fuel steering committee comprising experts from the emergency management, homeland security, energy assurance, and transportation fields.
For more information, contact Cassie Powers, NASEO Program Manager, at email@example.com.
iREV-T Tool Webinar
NASEO hosted a webinar to demo the iREV Tracking Tool and provide additional information on the project and resources from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
NASEO will provide technical assistance to 2-3 states or communities who wish to examine opportunities to bolster resiliency and incorporate alternative fuel vehicles into future emergency plans. To learn more about the iREV Pilot opportunity, click here.
Is your fleet or community interested in using AFVs for emergency response? Would you like to learn more about iREV and put our resources to the test? For more information, see our iREV brochure and follow the link below.