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Fire Chief John S. Butler Testifies on the Fire Hazards of Lithium-Ion Batteries, Calls for Immediate Action

IAFC President Testifies on the Fire Hazards of Lithium-Ion Batteries, Calls for Immediate Action

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Important NIST Findings on Firefighter Gear: Understanding the Risks of PFAS

Are firefighters at risk of increased exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in their protective clothing?

Department of Labor seeks to expand, establish protections for today’s emergency response workers

Proposal to update standard and expand safety & health protections for emergency responders.

Upcoming Events

National Fire Service Staff & Command Course

National Fire Service Staff and Command Course

March 3 - 8, 2024 | Annapolis, MD
Five days filled of discussions/debates of current and evolving issues that effect fire / EMS departments
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International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference 2024

June 5 - 9, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
The training offered at the Hazmat Conference provides immediate, practical and valuable information designed to ensure you successfully meet the demands of hazmat response in today's challenging environment.

Online Training

IAFC Academy

Online Hazmat Training

Self paced | Online
Hazmat courses offered on the IAFC Academy
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Ethanol Emergency Response

Self paced | Online
Online course on ethanol fuels incident response including the use, characteristics, transportation modes, transfer operations, basics of foam, tactics and strategies, and environmental issues

Mission: Enhance hazmat responder safety and improve decision-making for responding to hazmat incidents.

Resources

Considerations for Fire Service Response to Residential Battery Energy Storage System Incidents

Considerations for Fire Service Response to Residential Battery Energy Storage System Incidents

New data on how lithium fires ignite and spread and urges support for further research toward limiting these fires
NFPA

Alternative fuel vehicle safety training for the fire service

This course teaches responders how to respond to situations involving alternative EV, trucks, buses, and commercial fleet vehicles
Science of Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-Ion Batteries

UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy: The Science of Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-ion Batteries

This course focuses on lithium-ion batteries, thermal runaway and how fire/explosion hazards can develop.