Delaware Valley Tesla Owners Club

Mays Landing NJ Crash Course

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 2657 Rt. 50, Mays Landing NJ 08330 (Laureldale Volunteer Fire Co.)


  • Bringing a Model 3
  • Bringing a 2012-2015 Model S
  • Bringing a 2015-2020 Model S
  • Bringing a Model X
  • Bringing a Model Y
  • Bringing a 2021+ Model S
  • Bringing a 2022+ Model X

As the number of Tesla vehicles on the roads grows, so does the chance that a first responder will need to interact with a Tesla in some capacity. Recognizing the need for first responders to safely operate and handle Tesla vehicles in emergency situations, DVTOC created "Tesla Crash Course" to provide first responders (police, fire, EMS) with first hand exposure toTesla vehicles. Read the story of how Crash Course started here.

Service to our community is an important part of DVTOC's mission. That is why we are inviting our members to join the Crash Crew, the group of volunteers that comes to our workshop and allows first responders to check out their Tesla and answer questions, including sometimes about ownership. If it's your first time participating, you might learn some useful information that could come in handy in an emergency situation. If you've done this before, thank you, we couldn't run this program without you.

The first part of the workshop is a presentation with Q&A followed by hands-on interaction and demos with the Tesla models. This part is where the owner participation is critical. The first responders get to see how the door handles work in all models, where high voltage cables and cut loop are located, and much more.

Check out pictures from recent Crash Course workshops on our website.


 What are the benefits of joining Crash Crew?

  • All Crash Crew members will receive two free months of DVTOC club membership at their existing membership level for each Crash Course they participate in. Free tier members will get two months of Standard membership. You must pre-register and attend the workshop in order to receive this benefit. 
  • New participants will receive an 11x17 laminated emergency response guide for their model to keep for future workshops. 
  • Pizza dinner will be provided before the start of the workshop. 

What do I need to do to participate?

  • Register with the model you will bring. Most importantly, if you register, please attend. If anything comes up, that would prevent you from attending, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a replacement for your model.
  • If all slots are full, register for the waiting list. If someone cancels, we will contact you -- check your email.
  • Registrants will be provided instructions in advance. 
Do I need to have any specialized knowledge or experience?
  • Participants should be comfortable with the operation and features of their vehicle and willing to review the relevant first responder guide.
  • Interact with first responders during hands-on demo to point out things like how to open doors, operate the vehicle, use the key card, etc. Remember, they may need to move an operational vehicle off the road.

What time should I arrive and how long will it last?

  • Instructions are provided in the registration and reminder emails.
  • If you have attended prior workshops, you can arrive up to about 1 hour after the designated start of the workshop.
  • If it is your first time, you should try to attend the presentation to learn the material we cover.
  • If you arrive late that is fine, park near the other Teslas and join us inside for the classroom part or for the hands-on portion of the workshop.
  • The full workshop is expected to last about about 2.5-3 hours depending on how many attendees there are and how much interest there is in the vehicles. About 1.5 hours of it is in the classroom.

What parts of the workshop will I participate in?

  • Attend the presentation if you would like
  • Opportunity to participate in the Q&A if you are comfortable answering
  • Interact with first responders during hands-on demo to point out things like how to open doors, operate the vehicle, use the key card, etc. Remember, they may need to move an operational vehicle off the road.
  • Some owners like to offer test rides in their cars; but that is optional, not an official part of the workshop.

What should I wear?

  • DVTO Club T-shirt, official Tesla T-shirt, or first responder shirt
  • The hands-on portion may be outdoors, wear weather appropriate clothing or layers

What is the plan in case of rain?

  • The event is rain or shine. We will communicate changes by email and on the #First-Responder-Classes channel on Discord.

Any other questions, please email us at

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