The Mannington Fire Department is sponsoring a Training class on Advanced Vehicle Systems. This class will be available
to all Emergency Service Personnel at no charge to them. Class will be held at our Homewood Station on February 13,
2010. Class will start at 9:00am. This will be a 4 hour class. Everyone that plans to attend should contact
our department. Bob Dye will be the point of Contact.
ADVANCED VEHICLE SYSTEMS
Concerns for First Responders
Refresher updates from SAE World Congress in Detroit April 2009
Primary, Secondary & Supplemental Restraints
What’s happening with new designs &
pretensioning seat belts
smarter airbag supplemental restraints
FMVSS and SAE: Are Rescuers concerns about
Vehicle fire hazard, extrication procedures
Energy Management Systems
· Boron safety cage concerns
· New “B” post designs
· Super & ultra high strength steel challenges
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
- Myth, rumor & fact in vehicle crash and burn
- ISO SAE high voltage wire color guides
- HEV ERG’s, do you have an SOP or SOG?
- Vehicle fire hazard
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
On the road
this year! Are you ready?
5K & 10k
psi storage tank burn tests
PEM cell (proton
SAE burn test
What’s coming down the Pipeline?
- Stability control as standard
- Active head restraints
- Pre-crash system readiness
- Pedestrian protection
- Rollover protection
review of restraint systems including windshields and side & back glass, ATS pre-tensioning seat belts, front and
knee air bags, side and curtain bags. Where they are, how they work, and how to avoid accidental deployment during extrication.
vehicle anatomy and changes in structural components and high strength materials used in today and tomorrow's vehicles. Sheet
molded compound, carbon fiber or carbon-carbon, boron steel, ultra high strength steel & new cast alloy components are
reviewed. Where they are, what you can cut, and what cannot be cut.
hybrid electric vehicles or HEV's. Many myths abound and are dispelled, but they need to be identified at the crash scene
or vehicle fire as there are potentially dangerous areas. All 23 hybrids have some similarities but each emergency rescue
guideline is model specific, unfortunately. All systems in these vehicles are reviewed as to develop your own standard
cell vehicles or FCV's. Another new drive train system that hit the road recently. Honda's FCX Clarity and GM with the Equinox HV and Chevrolet Volt. How
they work, ISO standards, component configuration and 10K psi hydrogen tank and proton exchange membrane live burn tests
are also viewed.
goal and objective of the classes are to prepare rescuers for their and the patient's safety at a crash scene,
and better educate all on vehicle technological advances.
presentation and set up prop of mock dashboard and vehicle uni-side on apparatus floor bay or other staging area for air bag
deployments and review of “strike” zones.