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Training: Batteries in the Fire Service, Tall Mass-Timber Buildings & Fire Department Concerns, and Codes that Safeguard Construction

Training on operational response and code requirements for batteries in buildings and energy storage systems

IAFC Presents on EV Battery Safety at the EV Charging Symposium

EV Charging Symposium brought together stakeholders to collaborate on EV battery safety

Spanish-Language Hazmat Instructor - Independent Contractor Opportunity

Seeking a minimum of two (2) independent contractors to serve as Spanish-speaking Hazmat Safety Instructors

The 2023 Safety Stand Down Quiz is Now Live – Test Your Knowledge on Lithium-ion Battery Response

In support of this year’s Safety Stand Down, emergency services personnel are encouraged to take and promote the quiz.

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 - 10, 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.



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.
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IAFC's Fire Department Response to Electric Vehicle Fires Bulletin

This one-page bulletin is intended to guide our pre-response, response and post-event responses to electric vehicle fires.