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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training for First Responders

Chilliwack & Saanich
February 17, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The JIBC Fire & Safety Division is delivering free workshops to help prepare first responders to safely operate at incidents involving hybrid vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs).

These workshops have been funded by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Fire Chiefs Association of BC.

Registration is open to:

  • Fire Service members
  • Current Paramedics
  • Serving Police Officers
  • Recovery and Tow Truck Operators
  • Other first responders who may deal with alternative fuel vehicles on BC roads

Topics covered in the workshops include:

  • Basic Electrical Concepts and Hazards
  • P/HEV and EV Systems
  • Initial Response
  • Emergency Operations
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles

Day 1 (Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) is for Fire Service members and is a Train-the-Trainer Workshop. Firefighters who have attended and successfully completed the workshop will be able to deliver the training to their own department. Maximum of 4 members per department.

To Register

Visit the Alternative Fuel Workshops Webpage and scroll down to the session you wish to attend and Click the 'Register Now' button. Alternatively, contact the JIBC Registration Office.


Contact Eric Grootendorst, Instructor/Coordinator, Technical Rescue and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, egrootendorst@jibc.ca

For details of other upcoming Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Workshops being held across the province in 2017 and 2018, please visit the workshop webpage at jibc.ca/AltFuelWorkshops.

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Last updated February 7, 2018