Check our training calendar below for availability or classes already scheduled in your area.
Hybrid/New Vehicle Technology for First Responders
With the rapidly growing popularity of EV, Hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles, MGS Tech has created these Hybrid/New Vehicle Technology courses to supply all First Responders with the knowledge they need to safely and confidently handle EV and Hybrid vehicle incidents. The course is available in multiple formats to best suit the audience and fit time constraints.
2-Hour – Designed to be an integral part of Auto-X presentations, this course is intended to be a basic overview of auto technology. This classroom presentation can be supplemented with hands-on scenarios during pit rotations as needed. Topics include: review of alternative fueled vehicles, basic electrical theory, voltage hazards, component location, approach tactics suited to all vehicle incidents, power down procedures, fire and submersion procedures, myths, and hands-on demonstrations (time permitting).
4 to 5-Hour – Designed for operators/shift fire fighters as a more in-depth and specific format of the vehicle technology class. Topics include: all 2-hour course topics listed above plus, HID lighting hazards, SRS/airbag types and locations, SRS power down procedures, alternative fuels, and the future of alternative fueled vehicles.
8 to 10-Hour – Designed as a Train the Trainer class, our most popular course, is intended as the most in-depth way to enable a training officer to present accurate information to their department. Students who attend TTT are given a printed copy of the presentation, access to materials on our instructors page where they can find slides, photos and videos to aid in developing customized presentations, and continued support from MGS Tech Instructors. Topics include: all previously listed topics presented in a detailed format.
Alternative Fuel Heavy Truck/Bus for First Responders
4-Hour – Designed for operators/shift fire fighters to provide the knowledge necessary to properly mitigate incidents involving commercial vehicles that utilize modern hybrid and alternative fuels including: LNG, CNG, Hybrid, EV, Hydrogen fuel cells.
Advanced Supplemental Restraint Systems for Crash Analysis and Event Reconstruction
4-Hour – An in-depth look at systems involved and how they operate. Topics include: crash data reconstruction, vehicle body structure, steel, physics applied to vehicle in an incident, preventative systems, operational hazards, power down procedures.
Multiple days of classes can be combined to best suit the needs of your department.
4-Hour Vehicle Technology + 4-Hour SRS
4-Hour Vehicle Technology + 4-Hour Truck/Bus
4-Hour Truck/Bus + 4-Hour SRS
8-Hour Train the Trainer
Any combination of two 4-Hour course