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Earlier this week, NFPA attended IACP 2012 to announce the development and release of Electric Vehicle Safety Training for Law Enforcement! On October 23rd, NFPA Instructor, Jason Emery, will be heading to New York to deliver EV Safety Training at the New York State Police Academy! 


During this EV train-the-trainer session, we will be teaching New York State Police trainers on how to instruct the 14,000 troopers, recruits and veterans that are serviced by their Academy each year. In addition to training State Police personnel, the Academy also provides instruction in areas of criminal investigation, forensics and other topical issues to members of other police departments and outside agencies who routinely look to the State Police for assistance.

This is the first of two sessions currently planned at the Academy. This all-day training, specifically designed and adapted for law enforcement personnel involved in emergency response and post-crash investigations, will consist of both a classroom portion and a hands-on component - much like our Fire Service version of the training! Stay tuned for updates to learn more about our other law enforcement EV training products, scheduled for release later this year.

Although the popularity of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms has been growing in recent years, we can't assume that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.


Ben Evarts, Research Analyst at NFPA, discusses key points from NFPA's report "Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Incidents" and explains the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide incidents are most common between the months of November and February, so now's the time to start thinking about how you'll keep your family safe from CO this coming winter.


NFPA resources

Report: "Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Incidents"

[NFPA 720 |]: Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment, 2012 Edition. Preview NFPA 720 online .</li> </ul>

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