Push For Bigger Signage On Hybrid Vehicles To Protect Firefighte - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Push For Bigger Signage On Hybrid Vehicles To Protect Firefighters

Posted: Updated:

PARSONSBURG, Md. - Automotive experts are now looking into adding bigger, more noticeable signage inside Hybrid and electric cars.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SEA) is recommending larger letters or badges on both sides and the rear, that are more visible to first responders.

It's been said that the high-voltage systems in hybrid cars can be hazardous, but local firefighters say the vehicles don't pose any major threat, that would call for action.

"Extricating a person is probably our biggest challenge; cutting into the car, getting the patient out of the car, adjusting out tools and getting them out," said Vance Webster, Assistant Chief of the Parsonsburg Fire Company.

Officials say this should not deter anyone from purchasing a Hybrid vehicle, by any means. They also say additional signage couldn't hurt.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Dorchester Co. Remains Identified As Missing DE Sex Offender

    UPDATE: Dorchester Co. Remains Identified As Missing DE Sex Offender

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:44:26 GMT
    DORCHESTER CO., Md. - Human remains found in what investigators are calling a shallow grave in Dorchester County, have been identified as a missing Delaware man.More >>
    DORCHESTER CO., Md. - Human remains found in what investigators are calling a shallow grave in Dorchester County, have been identified as a missing Delaware man.More >>
  • Homeless Sex Offenders

    Homeless Sex Offenders

    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
  • UPDATE: Two Arrested In Ocean City Assault Death

    UPDATE: Two Arrested In Ocean City Assault Death

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:07:10 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police in Ocean City say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the death of a Pennsylvania man over the weekend.More >>
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police in Ocean City say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the death of a Pennsylvania man over the weekend.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.