Chevrolet & OnStar First Responder TrainingChicago, Illinois – Chevrolet and OnStar have announced a joint effort with the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to provide training for first responders on electric vehicles (EV).

Chevrolet demonstrated safety techniques on the 2011 Volt range-extended EV at the Fire-Rescue International Conference in Chicago.

The collaboration stems from an EV safety training initiative NFPA is developing to support the growing number of EVs in the United States. The initiative, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, will include a series of EV emergency response safety programs, providing information that first responders need to most effectively deal with emergency situations involving EV technology.

NFPA will be reaching out to other auto manufacturers in an effort to include vehicle-specific information in training as more electric vehicles enter the marketplace.

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