EV Safety Training hits New York

Blog Post created by andrewklock Employee on Aug 10, 2011

Wheels-Hertz-Nissan-Leaf-blog480[1]Electric vehicles, like this Nissan Leaf available for rent in New York City, were just one of the many subjects covered at the training session in Montour Falls.

New York was the second stop on our national “train-the-trainer” tour and nearly 100 firefighters and first responders turned out to take part in the important training.  See the full news release from the event here.

Our trainer Jason Emery and Project Manager John Cannon were joined by members of the NYS Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls, NY to take part in the day-long training. Participants were also treated to a first-hand session involving the new Chevy Volt (thanks, Elm Chevrolet!) and got to take a look at all the inner-workings of the advanced electric vehicle.

“This is new technology on the road; we need to bring firefighters up to speed so they know what to do with it,” said NYS Chief of Fire Services Tom Wutz.

The Elmira Star-Gazette and other local media outlets also visited the training and reported on the importance of the training for both firefighters and the general public.

Participants in the New York training were provided with resources and materials to take back to fire districts across New York State.

Next stop on our tour is Iowa on Saturday, August 27. To find out more information about the EV safety training series, and to register for upcoming sessions near you, visit our calendar.