Electric Vehicle Safety for Emergency Responders Online Course
Item #: EVT03
Price: $0.00
EVT Course
  • Description

    Thank you for your interest in NFPA’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training program. Due to upgrades and expansions made to our course curriculum, NFPA has removed the older versions of the course that you are attempting to access. We encourage you and/or your department to register for the latest version of our fire service safety training, available on this page.


    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.

    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:

    • Safely conduct emergency scene size-up and management
    • Identify an electric vehicle
    • Effectively immobilize the vehicle for scene safety
    • Disable the vehicle's High Voltage and SRS systems
    • Conduct occupant rescue more safely
    • Execute EV recovery and disposal

    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.

  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training


    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 365 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.


    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.