Emergency personnel from across Hunterdon County participated in a First Responders Electric Vehicle (EV) training on July 8, 2023 at the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center in Annandale. Mike Hornsby, a firefighter from Princeton Junction, and a member of the New Jersey Electric Vehicle Association, taught responders about the differences between electric vehicle and internal combustion engine vehicle chassis, how to identify high voltage cut-off locations in various EV models, and best practices for fire suppression.
This training, coordinated by the Clinton Township Green Team, with support from goHunterdon and the NJ Electric Vehicle Association, included a display of a variety of electric vehicles, offering first responders with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with various vehicles~ Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Mustang Mach-e, Hummer EV, Volkswagen e-Golf, Volkswagen ID.4, Polestar 2 Lucid Air, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Kia EV6. The electric vehicles on display included models owned by local EV owners and from local dealers Ciocca Ford of Flemington, Ciocca Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Flemington, and Ciocca Volkswagen of Flemington.
Attendees included First Responders from the Amwell Valley Fire Company (East Amwell), Town of Clinton Fire Department, Clinton Township Division of Fire, Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety, Hunterdon County Hazardous Material Response Unit, Kingwood Fire Company, Raritan Township Fire Company, South Branch Emergency Services (Town of Clinton, Clinton Twp, Lebanon Borough, Glen Gardner, High Bridge, Hampton), Tewksbury Rescue Squad, West Amwell Fire Company, Milford Fire Company, High Bridge Fire Department, Town of Clinton Police Department, Readington Township Fire Company, Whitehouse Rescue Squad (Readington Twp), Pattenburg Rescue Squad, and Holland Twp Fire Company.
For more information about electric vehicles in Hunterdon County, contact Margret Thompson, Sustainable Hunterdon Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org