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BMW i3 finding favor with fire, police departments

BMW is equipping its i3 electric hatchback for use by police, fire, and ambulance services around the world. There's even one transporting cash around Warsaw in place of an armored truck.

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Learn hidden Tesla Model S safety facts from this first responder video

We all know that crashes can happen in a Tesla Model S. What not all of us know is how to approach a smashed vehicle in such a situation. That's where a new video, Emergency Response To Electric Vehicles, with Brock Archer and Ron Moore from Boron Extrication comes in.

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GM getting in to the guts of Chevy Volt safety with first responders [w/video]

Chevy Volt First Responder Training – Click above to watch video after the jump

Video: First responders discuss Chevrolet Volt safety training

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

Chevrolet and OnStar to train emergency responders on electric vehicle technology

Firefighter cutting open crash-tested Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chicago 2010: Even civil servants appreciate a nice ride

Work vehicles at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

Bizarre Medical Wagon: BMW presents X6 ambulance at rescue vehicle show

BMW X6 xDrive50i Ambulance – Click above for a high-res image gallery

Flipside: Is crash safety endangering accident victims?

Crash safety ratings are a big selling point – who's going to buy a car with just two stars? In pursuit of salable collision performance, automakers have turned to stronger metals and better construction, and consumers can reap the benefit by choosing from a panoply of highly rated vehicles. A problem arises, however, if that safety design is ever called upon to perform. Lots of vehicles now sport high strength steel in critical areas like roof pillars, and while it certainly helps protect

Hybrids dangerous for accident first responders?

If you're the first responder to a traffic accident involving a hybrid, 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 hybrid vehicle battery systems won't be the only techno

GM offers HUMMER H3 First Responder package

In a smart little initiative, GM is targeting fire/rescue personnel by offering a special First Responder package on the HUMMER H3. Here's the deal: firefighters and rescue workers associated with fire departments who buy or lease an H3 between October 1 and December 31, 2006 will receive the First Responder package for free.