Mercedes-Malaysia trains fire­men in han­dling elec­tri­fied ve­hi­cles

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MERCEDES-BENZ Malaysia (MBM) en­gaged the Fire and Res­cue Ser­vices De­part­ment (Bomba) per­son­nel with its High Volt­age Ve­hi­cle In­tro­duc­tion Train­ing course.

This first-of-its-kind course cov­ered tech­ni­cal and prac­ti­cal as­pects on how to han­dle emer­gen­cies in­volv­ing a hy­brid elec­tric ve­hi­cle (HEV) and a plug-in hy­brid elec­tric ve­hi­cle.

Mercedes-Benz’s S400h, C350e and E350e mod­els were on hand at the fa­mil­iari­sa­tion event held for some 40 Bomba per­son­nel at MBM’s train­ing academy in Pu­chong, Selangor.

The train­ing was guided by six key learn­ing pil­lars, which starts by en­sur­ing that Bomba per­son­nel are able to de­scribe the types of high volt­age sys­tems avail­able in mo­tor ve­hi­cles; iden­tify high volt­age com­po­nents lo­cated in HEVs and PHEVs; and de­scribe the Mercedes-Benz Post Safe fea­tures in HEVs and PHEVs to name a few.

The par­tic­i­pants must not only be able to de­scribe the dif­fer­ent high volt­age op­er­at­ing modes, but also know how to utilise the Mercedes-Benz Res­cue As­sist App by lo­cat­ing and sub­se­quently scan­ning the QR code to re­veal the spe­cific ve­hi­cle’s in­for­ma­tion be­fore safety han­dling pro­ce­dures can be ap­plied.

“Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has been, and con­tin­ues to be, a strong sup­porter of the na­tion’s am­bi­tions of be­com­ing an EEV hub. To­day is an­other ex­am­ple of our com­mit­ment in ac­tion. We are very happy for this op­por­tu­nity to work with our na­tional he­roes from Bomba to put in place a cru­cial sup­port sys­tem, thus cre­at­ing a con­ducive ecosys­tem for EEVs and drivers,” said MBM pres­i­dent and CEO Dr Claus Wei­d­ner.

In ad­di­tion, MBM also signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with the Malaysia Au­to­mo­tive In­sti­tute (MAI), which now sees the Mercedes-Benz Ad­vanced Mod­ern Ap­pren­tice­ship Pro­gramme be­ing ac­cred­ited by MAI for the com­mon goal of im­proved sus­tain­able tal­ent de­vel­op­ment.

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