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Safety Stand Down: Firefighter Operations with Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • June 20 - 21, 2023
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Lithium-ion battery or ESS fires pose a unique hazard to firefighters. They produce toxic gasses, create explosive environments, are difficult to get water to, reach flashover in as little as 24 seconds, and always pose an electrocution hazard. Today's Safety Stand Down topic area covers safe firefighter operations during lithium-ion battery response.

Review this fact sheet for important training information and watch this brief video with Captain Jim Barnhart of Mesa (AZ) Fire Department for an overview.

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