Empower your team with the knowledge and skills needed to respond confidently and efficiently to incidents involving electric vehicles (EVs) and understand the risks posed by lithium-ion batteries. Prioritize the safety of your first responders and the public with this essential training program. The comprehensive lecture not only prepares first responders for the future of transportation but also delves into the intricacies of EV construction. This in-depth program covers every aspect of handling EV-related emergencies, ensuring a holistic understanding from the nuances of EV structures to formulating and executing effective response strategies. Your team will be well-equipped to navigate the evolving landscape of transportation safety with confidence and competence.
Michigan Course Number: Q39K
This comprehensive course provides a deep dive into the intricate world of Lithium-Ion batteries, covering everything from individual cells to small and large battery modules. The curriculum spans the spectrum of applications, from ubiquitous devices like laptops and cellphones to power tools, micro-mobility devices such as e-scooters and e-bikes, and even small equipment like lawnmowers. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of battery construction, potential failure modes, and the nuances of handling emergency situations. The course emphasizes scene safety, offering practical insights into responding to incidents involving lithium-ion batteries, addressing issues such as thermal runaway and chemical hazards. With a focus on post-incident considerations and proper cleanup procedures, participants will leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage lithium-ion battery-related emergencies in a safe and effective manner.
This comprehensive course addresses the hazards associated with energy storage systems, covering both home and grid applications. Participants will gain valuable insights into the risks posed by home energy storage, including the integration of solar power. The curriculum explores the complexities of grid-level energy storage and delves into case studies of major incidents involving energy storage systems. Through a combination of theoretical understanding and practical analysis, participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify potential hazards, mitigate risks, and respond effectively to emergencies involving energy storage systems. The course provides a critical examination of lessons learned from past incidents, contributing to a safer and more informed approach to the evolving landscape of energy storage technology.
This course on Elevator Safety and Emergency Procedures seamlessly blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical training, catering to individuals seeking to enhance their comprehension of elevator systems and emergency response protocols. Developed in accordance with the ASME A17.4: Guide for Emergency Personnel, the curriculum delves into the intricacies of elevator components, industry-specific terminology, and the safe management of emergency situations. Covering topics such as elevator types, firefighter operations, and post-incident considerations, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. By the course's conclusion, individuals will be equipped with the practical skills and confidence to navigate critical situations effectively, contributing to a safer and more secure built environment.
Michigan Course Number: K10B
*Host will be required to procure a site with an elevator suitable for training.
Patrick is currently the Captain and Training Officer at Station 4 on the Troy Fire Department, Michigan. Prior to Troy he spent time on the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department(Michigan), as well as the Red Lion Fire Department in Pennsylvania.
Patrick is a Mechanical Engineer and is currently working on advanced development projects in the automotive industry. Most recently he has designed a multi-material battery structure for electric vehicles. During his time as an engineer he has worked in multiple industries and been issued multiple patents. He has an excellent understanding of the manufacturing process, automation equipment (hydraulic, pneumatic, controls systems), design process, and overall understands how to solve complex problems.
Patrick has trained on a wide varieties of topics. Firefighters by nature need to be the jack of all trades and should never stop learning. He is currently Instructor 2 & Officer 2 certified. Patrick develops his own classes based on his knowledge of the fire ground with a bit of engineering mixed in.
UL Fire Safety Research Institute
IAFC Lithium-Ion Battery Committee