iREV

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. 

AFVs in Emergency Situations

 
Motorweek’s National Preparedness Month: the Role of AFVs in Emergencies

 
Natural Gas Minibuses Help New Jersey Recover From  Hurricane Sandy

by Clean Cities TV

iREV Resources

iREV Case Study: Baseline Assessment: Alternative Fuel Vehicles in State and Municipal Emergency Operations Plans
December 2016
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
June, 2016
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
June, 2016
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
June, 2016
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
June, 2016
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
June, 2015
This flyer provides a brief overview of the iREV project and the importance of incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into emergency planning and response. 

Upcoming resources from iREV include:

  • The iREV-Tracking Decision Support Tool (iREV-T) for planners;
  • Policy and planning recommendations for state and local government; and
  • Resources for homeland security, energy assurance, and emergency management training programs.


CONTACT:

For more information, contact Cassie Powers, NASEO Program Manager, at cpowers@naseo.org.