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GM, Firefighters Teach First Responders EV Safety

Fire chiefs conference includes 3-hour Chevy Volt demo.

by on Aug.27, 2010

GM and the National Fire Protection Association are teaming up to develop safety programs for first responders to deal with electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles are coming, so first responders need to learn about them so they don’t get hurt and can quickly remove occupants from one after an accident.

With that in mind the National Fire Protection Association announced a joint effort with General Motors to train first responders at the scene of a crash involving an electric vehicle.

The announcement was made Thursday at the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire-Rescue International Conference in Chicago where Chevrolet and OnStar demonstrated safety techniques on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt – an electric vehicle with “extended-range” capability that will be on sale in limited numbers late this year.

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