LiB & EV Training for Emergency Responders

A 3 hour live online training session designed for emergency responders, covering risks, hazards & management strategies for incidents involving lithium-ion batteries & electrified transport.
  • EV FireSafe SMEs, Emma Sutcliffe & Dan Fish
  • No prior knowledge needed
  • 3 hour live online & recorded session
  • AU $49.00 
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Lithium-ion battery & electric vehicle training for every emergency responder...

Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) power our lives. They're everywhere, from the phone in your back pocket to large scale energy storage systems. In normal use, they're inherently safe to operate & charge.

But, when LiBs catch fire, known as 'thermal runaway',  there are new risks & challenges for emergency responders.

This 3 hour live online training with two of the world's leading subject matter experts will provide vital data-driven insights into LiBs, electric vehicles & emergency response.

With this knowledge, you'll keep yourself & your team safer when the call comes to manage an incident involving lithium-ion batteries.

Who should do this training?

Emergency responders, including firefighters, road rescuers, police, paramedics, tow trucks, roadside assist, traffic management, roads & tunnel operators, emergency managers for all forms of transport
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How is it delivered?

Fully online, this 3 hour live training session by EV FireSafe breaks down LiBs & EVs into simple language & provides sensible, actionable incident management methods that can be rolled into your SOPs.

What will you learn?

Session 1 with Emma Sutcliffe: Lithium-ion battery & electric vehicle basics

  • What is a lithium-ion battery, how are they constructed & where are they used? 
  • What do the stats say about lithium-ion battery fire cause, risk & consequence? 
  • What is thermal runaway? 
  • Early warning signs of thermal runaway 
  • How to recognise a damaged lithium-ion battery 
  • Battery ignition & vapour cloud explosion
  • Categorisation of LiBs & emergency response 
  • A look at thermal runaway across a range of lithium-ion battery uses 

Session 2 with Dan Fish: Emergency response considerations
  • First on scene verbal & visual checks for EVs 
  • Does an EV fire mean EV battery fire & how can we distinguish between the two? 
  • How can we use IAIIM to manage a LiB or EV incident? 
  • What is emerging best practice from agencies globally? 
  • Managing thermal runaway 
  • Emerging products & tools 
  • Why is there a risk of secondary ignition? 
  • Safe handover & best practice for post-incident operations

Your vital first step to confidently managing lithium-ion battery incidents in an electrified world.

Introducing your expert instructors

Emma Sutcliffe

EV FireSafe director
Emma is the Director of EV FireSafe, a private company funded by the Australian Department of Defence to research EV battery fires & emergency response. She is also an operational volunteer firefighter.

Dan Fish

EV firesafe technical specialist
Dan is EV FireSafe's Technical Specialist & EV safety guru. He started his career as a mechanic & became a full-time firefighter 20 years ago. He now has an encyclopaedic knowledge of EVs & high voltage systems.

Favourite feedback (so far)...

EV FireSafe is invaluable to those of us concerned with, and working in, lithium-ion battery & EV fire safety. 
Professor Paul Christensen many positive comments & thank you messages from attendees of this training. You have made us all safer.
Country Fire Authority immense contribution in updating concepts & information of high technical relevance for our team.
Sergipe State Vehicle Rescue Commission (Brazil)

The EV FireSafe team are

#thought leading | #globally recognised | #data-driven | #safety focused | #evidence based 

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