Electric vehicle safety training information at the 2011 NFPA Conference and Expo

Blog Post created by andrewklock Employee on Jun 9, 2011

P1010488Traffic was steady at NFPA's EV Safety Training Booth as the Expo opened on Sunday.

It’s that time of the year again: the 2011 NFPA Conference and Expo. Every year, we look forward to the chance to meet with industry professionals to provide the best educational event in the field and share our latest resources, trainings and tools for the fire protection industry. This year’s event – which runs from June 12-15 in Boston – will feature the latest information regarding our Electric Vehicle Safety FireTraining project.

Stop by Booth 1203 to speak with NFPA experts about our EV training program and find out how you can sign up for EV trainings beginning in July. 

And no conference is complete without some freebies! Mention the NFPA EV blog and receive a free t-shirt. Plus, there will also be additional information regarding EV safety available at the conference that you won’t want to miss.

EV Courses

On Sunday, June 12, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, catch Thomas Lichtenstein and Alfredo Ramirez from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., as they discuss what you need to know about charging systems for electric vehicles. This will include information about charging system types, as well as certification and code requirements.

Next, you can catch up on what happened at last year’s U.S. National Electric Vehicle Safety Standards Summit. This report will be presented by Casey Grant of the Fire Protection Research Foundation on Monday, June 13th, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM. In this session, you’ll get the chance to hear about the important topics discussed at the Summit including battery technology, charging station interface, permitting and inspection and, of course, the vehicle features that require additional training from first responders. 

The NFPA Conference and Expo is the best opportunity to speak with industry experts, explore new technologies and address any challenges you may be facing. We cannot wait to meet with you and share what we have been working on. See you soon!

- Angela Burke