On Friday 3rd September 2021 our Ipswich Volkswagen Aftersales team had a successful visit from Suffolk Fire service.

The Suffolk Fire Service wanted some additional knowledge regarding Electric and Hybrid vehicles to aid them when dealing with these new types of fire. They wanted to know the safety implications of the high voltage system, and how to de-energise a vehicle that had been in an accident. In addition to chatting over our knowledge with the team, we also provided them with copies of Volkswagens documentation for Emergency first responders from our whole range of electric/hybrid vehicles.

A special thanks to Chris Lingley who was absolutely brilliant, and the feedback was that the team found the information very useful indeed to aid them when attending RTA’s that may involve Electric or Hybrid vehicles.

We enjoyed meeting the Suffolk Fire Service team and wish to provide additional help where we can as the future of the motor industry continues developing.