“Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Safety for First Responders” at Shoreline CC – March 14, 2012

Course Description:

A one day, eight hour, train the trainer course for firefighters, EMS personnel, and other accident first responders on how to deal with hybrid and electric vehicles that are involved in highway accidents and other incidents.  Included in the course are discussions about hybrid parts’ locations, high voltage hazards, power down procedures, fire and submersion tactics, airbag (SRS) systems, and other myths and misinformation about alternative fuel vehicles. In addition to the classroom portion, First Responders will have the opportunity to put their newly learned knowledge to use by performing power down procedures and practicing other tactics on a live hybrid vehicle.

Instructor Matthew G. Stroud

Matt , president of MGS Tech, is a 22 year veteran of Toyota Motor Corporation as a Master Diagnostic Technician, certified in numerous vehicle technologies including hybrids. Matt has completed multiple extrication courses, giving him a strong knowledge base of fire tactics & terminologies. Currently he is working with fire agencies around the country distributing his Hybrid Response Guide (HRG) & educating firefighters/EMS personnel to prevent hesitation and potential injuries to responders and vehicle occupants.


Prerequisite knowledge and/or experience

None, but the course is intended for professional firefighters, EMS personnel, police officers, and other first responders.



Wednesday, March 14

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch and refreshments included)

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Fee of $250.00 includes parking, food, and materials. Personal protective equipment not required.


Room 2120, Automotive Center Showroom, Shoreline Community College.  Please park in the student lots on campus.  A parking pass will be sent to you electronically.



Either register online with a credit card or mail a check for the full amount with a completed registration form to Donna Walther.  100% of the fee will be refunded if notified of cancellation one week in advance of class.


Suggested overnight accommodation (if needed)

Hotel Nexus 2140 N. Northgate Way Seattle, WA  98133; (800) 435-0754  (special rate of $86/night).