For more information or to order the HRG, contact Dana Creal at 206-446-8692.
An all new tool to manage MVA’s – Now Accepting Orders
MGS Tech has been building and publishing the HRG for first responders since 2007. Every year, auto manufacturers are releasing hybrid and EV technology vehicles at an ever increasing rate. This year alone, 15 new hybrid and EV vehicles have hit the market. We have found that all alternative fuel vehicles share common design properties with every other vehicle. After 5 years of production research, in an effort towards simplification, we at MGS Tech have developed standard operating procedures for hazard identification and power down of all vehicles involved in incidents.
Replacing the printed HRG manual, the two-sided Vehicle Crash Card includes all the information needed to mitigate and avoid the hazards associated with MVA’s involving all vehicles, not just hybrids and EV’s. These hazards include: vehicle fire, submersion, SRS component location, power down procedures, haz-mat and HID headlights.
The two-sided Vehicle Crash Card measures 9 1/2″ x 15″ and weighs approximately 18 ounces.
The board, manufactured here in Washington State by IMS Alliance, is constructed of a fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) material which is also used for most standard command boards. Text and graphics are bonded to the material by a process called sublimation. This process “impregnates” the information into the material, allowing you to erase your notes without fear of erasing anything else. A rubber border serves to protect the board from damage if dropped. It also prevents the board from slipping when placed on angled surfaces. A grommet in the top of the board allows it to be attached to any standard lanyard, carabiner or hook.
Writing instruments such as a standard black **Sharpie®, Marks-A-Lot® permanent marker or **Artline Wetrite® (which works on a wet surface) are recommended. Writing is removable by using alcohol wipes.
**NOTES FOLLOWING TESTING OF PENS: RED Sharpie is difficult to remove and SILVER Sharpie cannot be removed from board. The ARTLINE WETRITE which does work very well on a wet surface, works poorly in cold temperatures.
Click the links below to sample the front and back of the Vehicle Crash Card. Please note that these samples are the property of MGS Tech. They cannot be printed or reproduced in any way.