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Have you seen the new TESLA X? This vehicle poses some unique challenges for rescuers, and not just because it is an electric car!

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Hey rescuers!  Did you know that the Chevrolet Malibu now comes standard with General Motors stop/start technology?  And… are you familiar with “stop/start” technology? The Malibu looks like any other vehicle, however this vehicle automatically shuts down the engine when the car comes to a stop under certain driving conditions, such as a stoplight. The […]

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My good friend Jörg Heck and myself co-authored an article on battery fires for the Moditech newsletter.  Check it out by clicking on this link: Technology update March 2014 | LITHIUM-ION HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY FIRES

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This past Wednesday evening a new year of vehicle rescue training was started with a New Vehicle Technology Solutions course at the West Reading Fire Department.  The class, which discusses not only alternative fuels concerns, focuses on solutions to many problems that rescuers encounter today.  Advanced steel and construction features as well as supplemental restraints are […]

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