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Energy Hazard Training for Responders

Tuesday, April 16
Precon Workshop

Energy hazard knowledge is one of the biggest training gaps for our first responders. Nothing exposed this problem more than lithium-ion battery fires, but don’t be fooled: Lithium-ion battery fires are only one piece of a much larger “Energy Battleship.” Learn how to quickly recognize these energy hazards and strengthen your risk tolerance. Topics include working with the energy providers, solar/PV arrays, substations, switchgear spaces, vaults/utility spaces, transformers/rectifiers, lithium-ion cell types and use platforms, AC vs. DC, overhead and underground electrical, voltage-rated tools and PPE, offensive and defensive tactics, and conducting an energy hazard size-up.

Chris Greene, Captain (Ret.) - Seattle (WA) Fire Department