January, 2023 - We start the year off by joining Stu Ungar on his podcast: Stu's EV Universe to discuss EV safety, using EV's as emergency vehicles, and developing charging infrastructure to create community-wide energy resiliency.
December, 2022 - We visited the Energy Safety Response Group facility in Piqua, OH, and enjoyed a tour from Dalan Zartman from the Energy Security Agency. We discussed energy storage safety, EV charging and renewable energy microgrids with Nick Warner from ESRG. They are experts in this field, and doing great work to ensure energy storage is safe for all of us whether it is part of a vehicle or in a facility. We look forward to working with them in the future, and are happy to have them as a resource for our business.
November, 2022 - Co-Owner Michael Benson presented at the Ohio Energy Conference on the stacked values from combining electric vehicles, charging systems, and renewable energy microgrids. All of these technologies are being developed, built and used by entities across Ohio and the rest of the world. What is missed by most is to consider them together; this combination creates synergistic effects. Our participation on the panel was well received and Michael was called out as one of the best speakers at the conference. We look forward to participating again next year, and hopefully reaching an even wider audience, especially because this concept provides so many benefits, and can be accomplished very economically.
October, 2022 - We had the privilege to present to the Richfield, OH Boy Scout Troop on our electrical energy system and the electrificaiton transition. Their questions were excellent, and they really enjoyed checking out our Tesla EV and its video game screen at the end.
September, 2022 - We traveled to Europe and observed how different countries are electrifying with different EV charging system designs (some EVSE had no cables, just a plug), and distributed or utility-scale renewable energy development. Electrification is happening all over the world, and we will all learn from each other on how best to navigate this transition.
We also participated in multiple Drive Electric events in Northeast Ohio.
August, 2022 - We had the opportunity to present on microgrids to support electric law enforcement fleets at the Police Fleet Expo in Austin, TX. We believe this is the first time law enforcement fleet leaders heard specifically about mission-critical microgrids (patent pending) which they need to support mission-critical fleets like police, fire, EMS and public works. We are looking forward to presenting more on this concept as EV adoption by municipalities continues to grow.
We also participated in the Drive Electric Ohio presentation to the Ohio Municipal League on electric vehicles, their benefits and the opportunities they create for municipalities to save taxpayer dollars.
July, 2022 - We participated in the Drive Ohio National Electric Vehicle Initiative event in Cleveland by showing off our Tesla Model 3 and explaining all the advantages EV's bring.
June, 2022 - We attended the Green Energy Ohio annual awards event in Oberlin, Ohio. Co-Owner Michael Benson presented the Community/Government Award to the City of Oberlin for running their city on 80% renewable electricity and implementing an Electric Vehicle car share program. We look forward to seeing what they will do next as they electrify their fleets and work toward 100% renewable electricity!
April, 2022 - This was a remarkable month with four electric fire trucks on display at the FDIC conference in Indianapolis, IN. We are looking forward to seeing how many there will be in 2023, and if we will finally see the electric ambulances we keep reading about.
March, 2022 - We started a podcast on mentorship with our friend and colleague, Michael Allora. We named it: Mentors on Fire. You can find it wherever your favorite podcasts are found. We start by telling our own fire service stories, then we will bring in guests to share their experiences and the lessons they have learned along the way, mentoring all of us as we listen.
March, 2022 - Co-Owner Michael Benson was recently interviewed by GoGreenGo.org. Thank you to Eric Hancsak, the President of GoGreenGo.org, for the opportunity to share some of our expertise with you and your organization.
March, 2022 - Command Consulting LLC is now a Power a Clean Future Ohio partner! If you are a PCFO community, ask for us to work with your community to improve services and lower costs as you transition to an electric fleet powered by renewable energy. If we are already working with you, joining PCFO may be a good choice for your community.
January, 2022 - Command Consulting LLC is now a Beneficial Electrification Solutions Provider for AEP-Ohio! We look forward to working with AEP-Ohio communities help them navigate electrification in partnership with their electric utility. You can find us listed under "Electric Vehicle Technology."
The purpose of the podcast is to be an awareness and educational resource for emergency and public service personnel regarding professional development, leadership, behavioral health, service specific innovations and trends, and other relevant topics.The Mentors on Fire Podcast will conduct interviews and open discussions with professionals and subject matter experts to impart knowledge, lessons learned, and experiential mentorship to all levels of emergency and public service personnel.
In this episode, Stu speaks with Michael Benson, co-owner of Command Consulting, LLC. Michael, a retired fire chief, talks about the myths of frequent EV fires, the safety (or lack thereof) of hybrids, and the how the physics of different types of vehicles comes in to play for both safety and performance. We also talk about why EVs can be extremely beneficial for both city and emergency fleets and can save tons of money for taxpayers. We even take a deeper dive into the features and benefits of microgrids. Lots to unpack and learn!
For professional conferences, municipalities, and community groups:
Why Electric Cars Won't Work ... For Your Community - On the adoption of electric vehicles and the need for infrastructure (microgrids) to make them work, saving taxpayer dollars in the process