The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Electric Vehicle Safety Training project is a nationwide program to help firefighters and first responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the road in the United States. Providing firefighters and first responders with the information they need about electric vehicles will be critical to their safety and crucial to the public’s acceptance of these vehicles. This program will provide first responders with information they need to most effectively deal with potential emergency situations involving electric and hybrid vehicles. Part of this NFPA project includes reviewing and helping to disseminate automobile manufacturer’s emergency response guides (ERG) for hybrid-electric and all electric vehicles.
The Nissan LEAF, a fully electric vehicle, will soon be released to the public, and Nissan has provided a First Responders Guide for firefighters and first responders to safely respond to emergency incidents involving the LEAF. Please assist NFPA in distributing this guide to firefighters and first responders. For more information on the NFPA Electric Vehicle Safety Training project and for the latest releases on electric vehicle emergency response guides, additional EV information, training programs and a calendar of events, please visit the website – http://www.evsafetytraining.org