DOE Allocated $4.4M to Teach Firefighters How to Rescue People From Wrecked Volts Without Killing Themselves?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/03/17 15:57:17
Thrusting itself into the news cycle yet again is the much-maligned Chevy Volt. It is just us or does it seem like it’s one thing after another with this car?

But perhaps more controversial than the car’s generous tax credits, or the fact that GM refuses to admit it’s a flop, or that the batteries seem to have a real problem with spontaneous combustion, is the fact that even GM admits the car can be very dangerous — and it’s going to cost you.

Writing for Town Hall, Steven Smoot reports: “[T]he Department of Energy allocated $4.4 million dollars for programs to prevent fire fighters from electrocuting themselves while trying to rescue crash victims.”

Smoot continues:

Last year, the National Fire Protection Agency started a program of state level trainings focusing on how first responders can safely deal with the new problems posed by the Chevy Volt and other cars of similar design. The NFPA in a press release estimates that over 10,000 first responders have taken at least some training in dealing with the dangers of cars like the Volt.

The danger to firefighters comes in two forms: the Volt’s battery and the construction of the car itself.

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  • Karen E 2012/03/17 17:00:07
    Karen E
    wow, they catch fire and can electrocute first responders too. a total waste of taxpayer money..........
  • NPC 2012/03/17 15:59:46
    Democrats squander another $4.4 Million of taxpayer funds.
  • ~ The R... NPC 2012/03/17 16:10:29
    ~ The Rebel ~
    It's what they do best?
  • NPC ~ The R... 2012/03/17 16:23:54
    It will be interesting to take an investigative accounting ledger when OStupid and his regime are defeated. There will be so much criminal inquiry that the Democrat Party influence may disappear from American Politics for at least 8 to 10 years. Democrats never think about the repercussions of all the crap they have done the past 5 years. Liberals have lied too much. They just want theirs now and don't care about others paying for their corruption. I see jeopardy in the future if any person that was associated with this WH. The Chevy Volt will not be made in less than 3 years, I predict maybe less. The technology is not there yet. Not cost effective like solar panels and wind turbines. Subsidizing a toy electric car may make Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Danny Glover and Sean Penn happy, but not Joe Six Pack. This auto is a waste of time and normal wage earner persons cannot afford it as a first car.

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