On Tuesday, January 10th, Mille Lacs Energy welcomed local first responders from Aitkin, Palisade, Garrison, McGregor, and Onamia to learn more about electric vehicle (EV) safety. There were approximately 60 people in attendance. Aitkin Motor Co. and Great River Energy both brought EVs to show.
Safety and Security Consultation Specialists, LLC (a first responder training company based out of southern MN) led the course and covered a variety of topics including types of electric vehicles, electric vehicle emergency response – EV crash and EV fire response, shutting down/disabling an EV, emergency responder safety, and debunking EV response myths.
It is MLEC’s goal to keep our community safe. We hope to help our first responders mitigate the hazards involved with electric transportation accidents while eliminating false perceptions around the safety of EVs when damaged. Thank you to all who attended!