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Electric Vehicle Safety Training: A Project of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Electric Vehicle Safety Training

NFPA's Electric Vehicle Safety Training project is a nationwide program to help firefighters and other first responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the road in the United States.  This project is funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The training will help first responders identify electric vehicles and respond to common hazards.  Training topics will include: Risk of electric shock Dangers of unintended vehicle movement Handling new types of vehicle batteries Fire extinguishment / overhaul Challenges presented by charging stations And more...
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Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Announce New Entrant Grant

Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) New Entrant grant.  The program provides financial assistance to state, county, and local governme ...
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Red Cross Survey Shows Web Users Turn to Social Media During Emergencies

Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies

A recent American Red Cross online survey of 1,058 adults shows that many web users would utilize social media to seek the help of emergency responders during an emergency, and they expect emergency responders to be monitoring these social media site ...
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International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science & Technology Scheduled for September

International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science & Technology

The International Symposium on Fire Investigation (ISFI) Science and Technology will be held at the University of Maryland's University College Inn and Conference Center from September 27-29, 2010.  This biennial symposium brings together fire invest ...
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