Be prepared to address potential hazards and know how to handle Electric, Hybrid, Fuel Cell, and Gaseous Fuel Trucks, Buses, Commercial Fleet and Passenger Vehicle challenges safely and effectively with NFPA's Emergency Field Guide*, 2015 Edition.
NFPA, the fire and life safety leader, presents the 2015 edition of its Emergency Field Guide, your source for the latest facts on safe response to alternative fueled trucks, buses, commercial fleet and passenger vehicle incidents involving damaged high voltage batteries, battery fires, extrication challenges, submersion, and charging stations. This one-stop guide covers the vital aspects of electric, hybrid, fuel cell, and gaseous fuel hazard awareness and procedures -- including information from related NFPA codes, OEMs and new consistent Moditech Rescue Solutions® vehicle diagrams.
Featuring gaseous fuel vehicle safety information including; bio-diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and Propane (LPG); added to the 2015 Edition, direct from the auto manufacturers.
Procedures and full-color graphics are specific to each vehicle, with new vehicle renderings developed by Moditech Rescue Solutions, the world leader in extrication diagrams. Coverage includes:
- Identification/Initial Response
- Spill Hazards
- Submersion Safety
- Fire/Re-ignition Safety Tactics
- Crash/Extrication Diagrams & Manufacturer Information
- High Voltage battery vehicle safety information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Fire Protection Research Foundation
- Charging/Refueling Station Response
Vehicle immobilization. Disabling procedures for high-voltage and SRS systems. Conducting safe extrication cuts with new Moditech Rescue Solutions diagrams. Executing vehicle recovery and disposal. It's all here!
Make sure you have the latest on AFV safety response! There are presently over 15 million alternative fuel vehicles on American roadways today. Damaged batteries, silent operation, high strength steel and fires involving these types of vehicles pose the highest degree of potential danger to both response teams and vehicle occupants -- including toxic fumes, high voltage, and delayed fire hazards. NFPA's Emergency Field Guide, 2015 Edition is essential for first responders. (344 Pages, Volume 4)
*NFPA is offering the PDF of the Guide free of charge to the US Fire Service.