Posts tagged: First responders
Extricating crash victims from an electric car is a real-life game of Operation, only with much, much more electricity. Both first responders and passengers are in danger of being exposed to high-voltage components that aren’t likely to let them off with a giddy tickle. Complicating matters further, the location of the danger points vary from vehicle to vehicle.
To continue doing their jobs safely, emergency crews now have to be trained on the model-specific anatomy of electric cars. For the sake of education, Tesla donated a sacrificial Model S to the Fremont Fire Department’s Jaws of Life recently.