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FireFighterNation logo An interview with our EV trainer Jason Emery was featured on FirefighterNation.com, part of the FireRescue magazine network. The article and interview include a great summary of the potential challenges posed by electric vehicles and outline resources available to first responders through NFPA’s EV Safety Training project.

 

Jason took time to discuss recent developments in the field of electric vehicle safety and what firefighters and first responders can expect from our nationwide training project.

“We’ve developed a class that’s a national level curriculum for responding to hybrid and electric vehicles,” said Emery. “And over the next year and half we’re getting out to each of the states and conducting train-the-trainer sessions through the state fire academies, so their instructional personnel can turn it around and get it to the folks in the field.”

As Jason mentions in the story, our nationwide train-the-trainer session continues this fall in several states. View the full calendar and sign up for upcoming trainings. While you’re at it, check out Firefighter Nation’s Facebook and like this story there as well.

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At EV Safety Training, we do our best to keep you updated on all of the great safety features and money-saving abilities of electric vehicles. But we know that there are still a lot of concerns. Will my EV get me where I need to go on one charge? What if I can’t find a charging station? EVs are so expensive!

These are all legitimate concerns, and we can understand where you’re coming from. But that doesn’t mean you should hold back from buying an electric vehicle!

This week, Jim Motava, a New York Times contributor, took to the popular Mother Nature Network to tell readers just where the myths of electric vehicles end in an article called “5 things you need to know about green cars.” What are the five most important things this green car fan thinks you should know? Head over to the article and find out!

FLS Blog
We have officially started our Fire & Life Safety Conference blog back up this week. With the Conference coming up in mid-December, we will be sharing news and updates leading up to the event, as well as highlighting some of the expert presentations, travel and lodging information and fun things to do while in Orlando.

Take a look at our first few posts - one a personal invite to attend and another highlighting Ron Cote's NFPA 101 presentation on December 12. Then, be sure to keep checking back for more!

NFPA's Fire & Life Safety Conference offers more than 60 educational sessions in four targeted tracks presented in three action-packed days by staff experts and committee members. Register for this event today!

-Lauren Backstrom

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