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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 16:11

Southern California First Responders Participate in NABC® F.R.E.E.™ Program

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...composite materials, multiple airbags, onboard technology and changing vehicle design. 

 

The vehicles for the program were donated by Automobile Club of Southern California, and HURST Jaws of Life provided the classroom education and extrication demonstration.
 
The growing popularity of high-voltage hybrid and electric vehicles and the many safety concerns surrounding these vehicles makes this program a necessity. Alternative fuel systems present different challenges when first responders arrive at the scene of an accident. Electric cars, hybrid cars and natural gas vehicles have fuel systems that pose dangers for first responders if need arises to “cut” the vehicle for rescue.

 

Source: NABC
 

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