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NFPA’s interactive training programs provide responders with free tools and information needed to safely handle emergency situations involving all types of electric drive vehicles.

NFPA recently launched its expanded, free online training for the fire service: Electric/Hybrid/Fuel Cell Safety Course for Trucks, Buses, and Commercial Fleet Vehicles. The new course provides response training for incidents involving these advanced electric drive vehicles and builds on NFPA’s electric vehicle (EV) training program that focuses on electric and hybrid passenger vehicles.

Estimates point to more than 13 million electric/hybrid vehicles on the world's roadways within five years. To help emergency responders handle the unique challenges presented by this new technology across vehicle types, NFPA developed the new training as a second course following its passenger vehicle training: Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Safety for Emergency Responders Online Course. In approximately four hours, the two self-paced programs train responders through engaging videos, animations, simulations, and review exercises.  

Online Training for the Chevrolet Volt 

NFPA, Chevrolet, and OnStar have launched Electric Vehicle Safety Training for the Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle. The training features an inside look at the vehicle's technology and safety systems. Be sure to check out our other training resources for the Chevrolet Volt.