As the number of electric vehicles on the roadways increases, it is important for first responders to understand how a response involving these types of vehicles is different than those with an internal combustion engine. This course equips responders with the knowledge and tools to safely respond to electric vehicle incidents. Take it free for a limited time in the NVFC Virtual Classroom.
Through a U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration grant, the NVFC is offering hazmat train-the-trainer events across the U.S. in 2024. To help more people attend these important trainings, the NVFC will grant 10 NVFC members with stipends that reimburse up to $500 of eligible travel-related expenses. Applications are due by January 2. Learn more and apply
Fire Control 3, AH-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader and 10-Minute IC are just three of the many classes being offered at CSFA’s 2nd Nor Cal Training Academy Jan. 24 – 28 in Woodland. Volunteer firefighters can attend these training classes at no-cost, but pre-registration is required. Check out the Academy brochure https://csfa.net/csfamag/NorCal-Training-Academy/6/
SAN DIEGO — San Marcos and Escondido firefighters participated in an extrication training course on Saturday. Since electric vehicles pose new risks and challenges compared to gas-powered vehicles, new training was needed.
“Anytime a firefighter can break something, it makes their day,” said Battalion Chief Jeff Sargis.
High above the smoke and flames of each north state wildfire, a supervisor circles in a Vietnam War-era spotter plane, serving as an airborne air traffic controller and directing the aerial attack as planes and helicopters battle the blaze with water and fire retardant.
Release Date: May 9, 2023 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announces the launch of the modernization effort to develop a new, interoperable fire information and analytics platform, known as the National Emergency Response Information System...