Electric Vehicle Safety for First Responders

Electric Vehicle Safety for First Responders

  • Hours: 4
  • Min/Max Students: 15/30
  • Firefighter I and II or equivalent.
  • Participants shall also have a background in vehicle extrication.
  • None

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Electric Vehicle Safety Training Project is providing firefighters and first responders with the information and materials necessary to respond to emergency situations involving electric vehicles. This training will help first responders identify electric vehicles and respond to common hazards. Topics include: myths versus reality with regard to hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and electric vehicle safety concerns (EV); basic electric concepts and hazards; vehicle systems and safety features; initial response procedures; and, emergency operations. The course provides for student interaction and scenarios to provide expand learning principles established in the course.