Electric Vehicles

Reference: 

755

Request detail: 

The request is specific to your fire brigade and regards the issue of electric and hybrid vehicle fires in the UK.

 

1.         Please tell me if fire fighters are provided with specific training related to hybrid vehicle fires, what this training comprises, and how long the training sessions are. 

2.         Please provide me with electronic copies of training documentation provided to fire fighters for electric vehicle fires. 

3.         Please tell me if your brigade has purchased extra equipment to tackle electric or hybrid vehicle fires. If so, please tell me what this equipment comprises.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please refer below: 1. Please tell me if fire fighters are provided with specific training related to hybrid vehicle fires, what this training comprises, and how long the training sessions are. Yes we do give our firefighters training on hybrid and electric vehicles. This is done through a PowerPoint presentation and a number of physical components that are used as training aids. This is done on initial training and on the modular refresher courses. This session lasts approximately 2 hours, but is practised throughout the full days RTC training. 2. Please provide me with electronic copies of training documentation provided to fire fighters for electric vehicle fires. We have two applicable Specific Incident Procedure’s - 013 Duel Fuel Vehicles and 023 Hybrid vehicles (please find these attached). Please also find attached the training presentation referred to above - ‘Alternatively Powered Vehicles’. We source our information from then National operational Guidance Programme: https://www.ukfrs.com/guidance/search?keyword=Alternative%20fuelled%20vehicles%20AFV. 3. Please tell me if your brigade has purchased extra equipment to tackle electric or hybrid vehicle fires. If so, please tell me what this equipment comprises. The Service has not purchased any extra equipment for dealing with electric or hybrid vehicles involved in fire.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Friday, 12 January, 2018

Responded: 

Monday, 29 January, 2018

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