Responding to Electrical Vehicle Battery Fires Sponsored Webinar
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Casey Grant, P.E., Principle Engineer, Research Director, Fire Protection Research Foundation
R. Thomas Long, Jr., P.E., Principle Engineer, Exponent, Inc.
Sponsored by: The Fire Protection Research Foundation with support from the following:
- Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
- American Fire Sprinkler Association
- Department of Homeland Security
- Idaho National Laboratories
- National Fire Protection Association
- National Fire Sprinkler Association
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Property Insurance Research Group
- The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.
- Tyco Fire Protection Products
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Department of Transportation (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
- Viking Corporation
Fires involving cars, trucks and other highway vehicles are a common concern for emergency responders. Fire Service personnel are accustomed to responding to conventional vehicle fires, and generally receive training on the hazards associated with vehicle subsystems (e.g., air bag initiators, seat belt pre-tensioners, etc). For vehicle fires, and in particular fires involving electric drive vehicles, a key question for emergency responders is: "What is different with electric drive vehicles and what tactical adjustments are required?"
This Webinar reviews the results of a recent research program to develop the technical basis for best practices for emergency response procedures for electric drive vehicle battery incidents, with consideration for certain details including: suppression methods; personal protective equipment (PPE); and clean-up/overhaul operations. This research program was based on full-scale testing of large format Li-ion batteries used in these electric vehicles, and the presentation will summarize these tests and includes discussion on the key findings relating to best practices for emergency response procedures for electric drive vehicle battery incidents.
Who Will Benefit:
Anyone who may respond to incidents involving electric or hybrid vehicles, including: fire service and law enforcement, emergency medical service technicians, and tow and salvage personnel.
Continuing Education Credit:
This session offers 0.2 CEU value. Upon successful completion of a course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.
Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending.
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