ZF Aftermarket trains fire fighters in handling electrified vehicles
In principle, electric vehicles are no less safe than conventional vehicles. Their lithium-ion batteries are extremely well protected and can only be mechanically damaged in serious accidents. And yet: Damaged or burning electric vehicles do happen, and the number of such cases may also grow strongly in the coming years in view of the rapidly increasing spread of alternative drive systems. Fire fighters must prepare for this. At the scene of an emergency, rescue forces can be confronted with various scenarios, for example:
In close co-operation with fire fighters and fire service consultants, ZF's Aftermarket organisation was the first automotive supplier to develop a special e-mobility training for fire fighters. As the leading company for automotive safety and the integration of components for electric drive, ZF developed the vision of a world without accidents and without emissions. With our new training for fire fighting services, we are devoting all our attention not only to protecting human lives, but also to improving safety awareness in the event of an accident, explains Marco Neubold, Head of Domain Service ZF Aftermarket.
The training enables emergency services to recognize these vehicles, assess the particular danger situation and derive the right tactics for rescuing the occupants.
Dec 03, 2020 at 15:10