NFPA and Moditech Rescue Solutions B.V. team up to improve safety for EU rescue workers responding to electric and hybrid vehicle incidents

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Sep 19, 2013

http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfpa.orgModitechNFPA and Moditech Rescue Solutions B.V. have teamed up to support the safety of emergency responders and rescue workers in the European Union (EU) and United States by providing access to the latest safety resources and training on electric and hybrid vehicles.

Millions of vehicles worldwide are powered by technology involving alternative fuels. Rescue workers face the challenge of staying current on the latest information to help them stay safe when responding to incidents involving electric and hybrid vehicles. Through this joint effort, Moditech will become the central provider of knowledge to support rescue workers in the EU by distributing information, online training and research developed by NFPA and its Electrical Vehicle Safety Training Program.

Materials offer guidance specific to electrified vehicles such as identifying the vehicle and power source, the immobilization process, electrical power-down procedures; extrication awareness including high strength steel; recommended practices for vehicle fires and emergency operations, including battery fires and submersion; challenges related to vehicle charging stations and infrastructure.

Read more about the different materials NFPA now offers, as well as those that they will develop along with Moditech


Video: NFPA’s Ken Willette, division manager of Public Fire Protection, talks about the Emergency Field Guide. (Watch this video on You Tube: