Virginia lawmakers mandate electric vehicle fire risk training

  • Source: Independent-Messenger
  • Published: 03/09/2023 12:00 AM

Virginia firefighters will be required to complete a training program starting next year, about the risk of electric vehicle fires. Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Washington, proposed House Bill 2451 to require the executive director of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs to develop a training program for electric vehicle fires. The program must be developed and available by July, 1 2024, according to the bill. All firefighters, including volunteer firefighters, must complete the training by Dec. 1, 2025. The bill unanimously passed committees and both chambers. Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, asked for one clarification in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee, about whether the program would be offered both in-person and virtual. “I heard from some of my fire folks, and they were concerned that this is more time away,” Reeves said.


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