Since the announcement of the EV Safety Training project last year, we have been working to develop and perfect a training program to benefit firefighters and first responders across the country. This spring, we conducted pilot trainings in several select markets – and received a great response from those in attendance.
Today, we are excited to announce that several state North American Fire Training Directors have signed up for the full EV Safety Trainings, beginning in July.
The free trainings will be delivered by our team of EV subject matter experts and will allow state fire training agencies to take the information back to fire departments in their respective states.
To date, we have confirmed trainings and begun scheduling course distribution dates with the following state training agencies, with more confirmations coming every week:
- New York
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
Don’t see your state on this list? Reach out to your state fire academy today and tell them you would like to participate in the NFPA EV Safety Training. Our goal is, with the help and support of first responders across the country, to help first responders in all 50 states prepare for electric vehicle incidents by the end of 2012.
Stay tuned to this blog and our project website for updates as we confirm additional trainings and details of our official launch at the end of July.
- Andrew Klock