Weather Alert:

Risk Based Response to Battery Emergencies

Lithium-Ion and other based batteries are becoming ubiquitous in everyday life, from batteries for small hand tools, to vehicles and large, wall mounted batteries for residential and commercial solar systems and more.  Over-charged hand-tool lithium batteries are causing residential fires and presenting other challenges. Batteries can also be used by terrorists and extremists as part of IEDs and other explosives and corrosive-base attacks.

Battery technology is rapidly changing, challenging first responders in maintaining awareness of the potential hazards when responding to battery related emergencies.

This 4-hour training provides first responder with necessary awareness related to battery incidents and provides key information for first responders who may encounter battery-based hazards as part of everyday response. Utilizing both didactic training and a variety of skill stations, the course will focus on topics such as battery construction and chemistry, hazard/risk assessment, response considerations and fire strategy and tactics. Case studies will be reviewed to emphasis learning.

Four sessions of the training will be held. One in each county at the following times and locations. The training is free. Registration is required. Complete the form below.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023. 12pm Noon to 4:00pm
Southwick Fire Department

Wednesday, July 12, 2023. 6:00pm to 10:00pm
South Deerfield Fire Department

Thursday, July 13, 2023, 12p noon to 4:00pm
Courtyard Marriott, Hadley, MA – This session is full. Please pick from one of the other three. 

Thursday, July 13, 2023, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Great Barrington Fire Department

Choose the session you wish to attend as you register via the following form.

Select the session you want to attend.(Required)
Please note: all other sessions are full at this time.