Methods to Identify Alternative Fuel Vehicles

October 9, 2019 |

A first responder has the important responsibility of identifying whether the vehicle(s) at the scene of an incident is an alternative fuel vehicle. This task may be difficult if the vehicle has experienced extensive body damage or has major panels blocked by obstructions, as this could make it difficult to …

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Electric Vehicle Incidents in the News

September 21, 2018 |

It seems like every other week there’s a news story about an electric-drive vehicle catching fire. In June, for example, the Guardian reported that Micheal Morris, a television director, was driving his Tesla Model S in West Hollywood, California, when it caught fire, spontaneously according to a passenger. Are these …

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On Scene

March 30, 2017 |

This year, On Scene will focus on case studies of incidents involving Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). AFVs are just as safe as conventional vehicles, but they are different. Consequently, incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles require specialized procedures from first responders. This month’s case study is based on an incident involving …

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