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New Technologies Means New Protocols

Electric-powered trucks are part of the equation.

The conversion of fossil fueled vehicles to electric includes trucks. With those changes may come new problems. We have seen in the past that electric cars and flood waters don't mix well, with cars catching on fire. Maybe that issue has been fixed, maybe not.

This short article highlights just one more point of information that first responders might need when responding to a traffic accident involving electric vehicles: "Troopers, local officers get training on e-semi emergency response."

There will certainly be many more lessons to be learned as we experience accidents, emergencies and disasters.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.