Firefighter cuts up a Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

Last week, General Motors announced that it would providing a series of special training sessions for emergency first responders later this year in preparation for the launch of the Chevrolet Volt. Firefighters and other personnel will be learning more about the Volt and its construction in order to understand what sort of safety hazards to look for as well how to extricate anyone trapped inside in the case of an accident.

Because the Volt is equipped with OnStar, the car will automatically notify emergency dispatchers in the event of a crash and provide vehicle information. This will help everyone be ready when they get to an accident site. Squeamish Volt fans might not want to watch the video after the jump. There's no blood, but IVER prototypes do get cut apart. Shudder.

  • Chevrolet and OnStar join with the nation's leading first responder organizations to educate and train their members on electric vehicle technology. First responder training is part of the continuous safety features of the Chevrolet Volt before, during and after a crash. X10SF_CH008 (06/02/2010) (United States)

[Source: General Motors]

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