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Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Response

Wednesday, April 26
This class covers the latest in hybrid and electric vehicle response and addresses what rescuers need to know about interacting with autonomous vehicles. Topics include hybrid and electric vehicle components and safe rescuer interaction, charging station emergencies, extrication considerations for high-voltage vehicles, high-voltage vehicle shutdown and understanding stranded energy, autonomous vehicles and the future of vehicle extrication and rescue, and managing battery damage and high-voltage roadway debris. The class will prepare the already capable vehicle rescue technician to confidently and effectively respond to autonomous and high-voltage vehicle incidents. Emphasis is placed on executing safe but aggressive rescues at roadway incidents involving even the most technologically advanced roadway vehicles.
Jason Defosse, Firefighter - Quinte West Fire Department (Ontario, Canada)