If you're the first responder to a
, does the fact that there are batteries on-board make it more dangerous? Missouri seems to think so and will be putting nearly 1,800 first responders
through essential training
during the next two months so that they will know how to deal with this potentially dangerous situation. High-voltage
battery systems won't be the only technology covered by the training though, issues around undeployed
will also be dealt with.
Analysis: The dangers of petrol and
spills in vehicle crashes are pretty well known by this point, even with Hollywood's enthusiasm to blow them completely out of proportion. But if you're using the Jaws Of Life to cut a door out and the side curtain airbag deploys, that could be a big problem, likewise with on-board hybrid battery systems. Training of this type will only have to increase in the future if the use of hydrogen
and related technologies become wide spread.
[Source: Moberly Monitor]