NFPA®'s self-paced Electric Vehicle Safety for Emergency Responders Online Course* teaches emergency responders how to safely deal with emergency situations involving electric and hybrid vehicles. Earn a Certificate and CEUs.
Please Note: NFPA is now offering this online course free of charge to the US Fire Service. Also available to the US Fire Service is the Electric/Hybrid/Fuel Cell Safety Course for Trucks, Buses, and Commercial Fleet Vehicles.
It is predicted that 13.9 million electrified vehicles will be on the world's roadways within five years. To help emergency responders handle the unique challenges presented by this new technology, NFPA has developed the Electric Vehicle Safety for Emergency Responders Online Course. In approximately two hours, the self-paced program effectively trains responders through engaging videos, animations, simulations, and review exercises.
The dynamic online curriculum covers high voltage vehicle and safety systems, basic electrical concepts, identification techniques for electric and hybrid vehicles, immobilization and power-down procedures, extrication challenges, recommended practices for dealing with vehicle and battery fires, incidents involving charging stations, and more. Highly-interactive modules are video and graphic intensive, and you can repeat any section on demand.
Upon completion of five modules you should be able to:
A built-in learning management system lets you exit the program anytime and return where you left off, so you can maximize time and schedule training around professional demands.
Demonstrate your proficiency in course content by completing a series of data reviews at the conclusion of each training module and final scenario room activities. Pass these reviews and earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement and CEU credit.
Who Will Benefit: Anyone who may respond to incidents involving electric or hybrid vehicles, including fire service and law enforcement, emergency medical service technicians, and tow and salvage personnel.
Continuing Education Credit: Complete all five modules and qualify for 0.2 Continuing Education Units. Upon completion, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site. Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending.
*This training application is only accessible to individuals within the United States. Customers residing outside the U.S. should not purchase this training, as they will not be able to view it.