EV Safety launches Train-the-Trainer at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Blog Post created by andrewklock Employee on Jul 29, 2011 Training   
Class attendees check out the brand new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, instructed by Subject Matter Expert Jason Emery.

It was a beautiful day in Massachusetts yesterday, and what better way for the EV Safety Training team to enjoy it than to launch our very first official train-the-trainer session?

Over seventy training officers, department chiefs, and first responders attended the session, which took place at the brand-new Massachusetts Firefighting Academy facility in Stow, MA. Director Ed Walker introduced the training, expressing his excitement at not only receiving the training but also being the first stop of the EV Safety Training national tour. Following Director Walker, NFPA representative Chris Dubay provided some background on the NFPA and the EV Safety Training Project.

The class, led by Subject Matter Experts Jason Emery, Chris Pepler, and Matt Paiss, ran for about eight hours, and included detailed curriculum taught through PowerPoint slides, videos, and interactive scenario discussions, as well as a hands-on portion during which the attendees were able to get up-close and personal with a new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which was generously lent to us by Hyundai Training Facility in Shrewsbury, MA.

Following the class, students called the instructors “engaging”, “well-informed”, and “easy to understand”, and headed out with their instructor guides and teaching materials to pass on their new information to their departments. What a successful launch of the program!

Look out, New York—we’re heading to you next week!