This past Saturday, in conjunction with the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute, John Cannon and I had the pleasure to conduct the Kansas EV Train-the-Trainer program on the grounds of the University of Kansas. Special thanks to the school’s Director Glenn Pribbenow and Special Projects Manager Todd Miles for their gracious hospitality. The program was well attended as nearly 70 of the Institute’s instructors participated in the training session and are now qualified to teach this program throughout the state.
Also, thanks to the hard work of the Institute’s staff the students were able to work with four vehicles during the hands on portion of the curriculum, with almost all of the major types of electric vehicles represented. The students utilized the newly released NFPA Emergency Field Guides (EFGs) to answer emergency response questions about the Chevrolet Volt (EREV), Nissan Leaf (EV), Mitsubishi iMev (EV), and the Lincoln MKZ (HEV).
The NFPA EV team looks forward to working with Kansas Fire & Rescue Institute to provide guidance as they start to train firefighters and other emergency responders in their state.