Luzerne County first responders train for electric vehicle fires

  • Source: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
  • Published: 09/14/2023 12:00 AM

First responders in Luzerne County believe millions of new electric vehicles will be on the road in the next decade, which means they need to be ready when these cars are involved in an emergency. Firefighters from Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Hanover Township and Plains Township are at the Hollenback Fire Station on North Washington street in Wilkes-Barre for a new type of training: Fighting fires involving electric vehicles. “I'd like to stress the point that electric vehicles are safe. So I'm not here to dissuade people. I'm not here to change people I'm here to better educate firefighters so when they get an electric vehicle involved in a crash or it's involved in a fire itself, that they can handle it efficiently and effectively” said instructor Stephen Martin.


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