Team Hosts Starkville Fire Department


Team member Stephen Hayden shows the Fire Department MSU's Chevy Malibu.

MSU team members had the unique opportunity to host the Starkville Fire Department today. Four firemen, including Fire Chief Rodger Mann, came to CAVS to tour the facility and learn more about EcoCAR 2.

After giving a brief presentation, the team was able to take the firemen to our car and show them around. They were very interested in our vehicle architecture and the necessary safety precautions first responders should take when approaching vehicle accidents involving hybrids.

Our team spent time showing the firemen the precautions we take around the vehicle and how these measures could apply to first responders. They were especially interested in the high voltage systems. Stephen Hayden demonstrated to the firemen how our systems are marked and how other systems may be marked in similar fashion.

The team also took time to talk about the EcoCAR 2 competition with the firemen. We were able to answer all of their questions about the aspects and work involved in competition. They were genuinely interested in what we do and asked very pertinent questions.

We had a great time with the firemen. They are a special group and we were proud to serve them in this small way.


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