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East Texas fire departments prepare, train for electric vehicles

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 1:31 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 10:23 PM CDT
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“It’s an evolving process and it’s something the fire service does all the time. They just constantly train, constantly train, for new and emerging threats. It’s just part of what’s ingrained in the fire service.”

“These are fires that could last for hours and hours. It’s just not something that we typically have seen in the past with normal motor vehicles,” Brooks said. “It’s special consideration when it comes to rescue. Not to mention you’ve got high energy wires, 400 volt systems. They are designed to power houses if they need to. They have to take into account not only fires, but where they are cutting on these vehicles.”

Although the training and research is extensive, Brooks said this is not out of the ordinary for fire services.

“It’s an evolving process and it’s something the fire service does all the time. They just constantly train, constantly train, for new and emerging threats. It’s just part of what’s engrained in the fire service.”

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