This 2.5 hour lecture will discuss the many challenges electric vehicles will pose to firefighters. Patrick developed this course based on his personal knowledge gained while designing electric vehicle battery structures, combined with information from the NFPA field guide for alternative fueled vehicles. The agenda will include:
Michigan Course Number: Q39K
This class is approximately 2.5 hours of lecture combined with 4 hours of practical training. Students will learn about how elevators function and gain a practical understanding on how to work safely with an elevator during an emergency situation. The agenda will include:
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