Developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in partnership with the U.S.Department of Energy, the Electric Vehicle Safety Training course is designed to provide emergency responders with the information needed to respond safely and effectively to emergencies involving hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and to emergencies involving vehicle charging stations.
The course provides basic instruction in:
- The realities and myths regarding hazards and risks to responders
- Vehicle components, systems and safety features
- Vehicle recognition and identification techniques at accident scenes
- Procedures for initial response, shutdown and immobilization, and
- Guidelines and safety considerations for emergency operations
The first Train-the-Trainer course will be held in Massachusetts, at the Department of Fire Services in Stow, MA on July 28, 2011. If you are a MA-based first response training officer and are interested in Electric Vehicle Safety Training, register for this training course now.
Don't live in Massachusetts, but are interested in participating? Watch for updates on when the training program comes to your state.