As a resident of a far flung suburb of Chicago one of the things I wanted to do when I got my S was to make sure I informed my local fire department that they had a new electric car neighbor. I also offered to bring in my car so they could learn a little bit more about EV's and ask any questions they might have. My assumption, which turned out to be spot on, was that for the smallish town that I live in, the local fire and rescue teams hadn't had any specific training or exposure on how to work with EV's in the event of an accident. Since most accidents happen relatively close to home I wanted to make sure that the people I'm most likely to encounter if something did happen would at least have some cursory knowledge of what to do and what to look out for. So last night I got invited to the departments "training night". We had a chance to go over Tesla's First responder Guide http://www.teslamotors.com/firstresponders, as well as this video which I found on the TMC forum a while ago and which is very well made http://youtu.be/ntK3rvVl2Qw, and has a lot of good info not just for the Model S but for how first responders should deal with EV's in general. Then we brought the car into the fire house and we had a chance to look over the car together and they could ask any questions they wanted. I even took a couple groups out for a quick spin so they could get an idea of what the car could do :biggrin:. All told I was there for about an hour and a half going over everything and answering a bunch of questions. Overall the reception was excellent, lots of good questions, lots of enthusiasm for the car and the technology, lots of complements on how sharp the car looked and drove. The impression that I got was that this was their first exposure to any specific information on EV's so I'm really glad I took the time to reach out to them and at least do this quick introduction. As EV's get more and more prevalent I would encourage everyone, especially those of us that live in more rural areas, to be proactive and let your local first responders know your out there and that they need to be ready to deal with EV's now and in the future. I will say that I may have a background that is more suited to this sort of thing than others (BSEE, working at UL for the past 8 years on electrical safety, a background in doing public training), but I think anyone could bring their car in and spread a little good will just by answering the normal questions we get from the general public all the time and making sure the department is aware of the resources out there.