Georgia marked the third stop on our national “train-the-trainer” tour and nearly 100 firefighters and first responders from across the state turned out to take part in the training.
NFPA trainer Matt Paiss and Project Manager John Cannon were joined by members of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA to take part in the day-long training.
In addition to the classroom training, participants were able to view the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (provided by Riverside Ford Lincoln in Macon) and see first-hand the inner workings and new technologies in the hybrid electric vehicle.
“This is a great opportunity for many members of Georgia’s firefighting community to learn more about these new vehicles,” said Georgia Fire Academy Director Dave Wall, of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. “Here in Georgia we are starting to see a larger influx of new hybrid and electric vehicles. This training will help our firefighters prepare and have the knowledge to better protect the communities we serve.”
Participants in the Georgia training were provided with resources and materials to take back to fire districts across Georgia.
We have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us with stops in Oregon (September 22), New Hampshire (September 26) and Connecticut (September 30).
To find out more information about the EV safety training series, and to register for upcoming sessions near you, visit our calendar.