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FIREFIGHTERS TRAIN ON RESCUES INVOLVING NEW TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES

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SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE’S EXTRICATION TEAM MEMBERS SPENT FRIDAY LEARNING ABOUT POTENTIAL HAZARDS INVOLVING VICTIMS IN ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ELECTRIC AND HYBRID MOTOR VEHICLES.

CAPTAIN JOSH KOPPELMAN SAYS FIRE PERSONNEL GAINED VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DEALING WITH THE TECHNOLOGY IN THE SESSION HOSTED BY KNOEPFLER CHEVROLET:

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FOR INSTANCE ON THE CHEVY VOLT ELECTRIC CAR, ANY ORANGE COLORED ENGINE COMPONENTS UNDER THE HOOD ARE A POTENTIAL DANGER TO RESCUERS:

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THAT MEANS RESPONDING DIFFERENTLY TO A FIRE OR ENTRAPMENT INVOLVING A NEW TECHNOLOGY VEHICLE:

VOLT3 OC……….OCCUPANTS OUT. :11

KOPPELMAN SAYS THE DEPARTMENT HASN’T HAD ANY INCIDENTS INVOLVING ELECTRIC CARS YET, AND APPRECIATED KNOEPFLER GIVING THEM THE CHANCE TO LEARN ON ONE OF THEIR NEW MODELS.