Quiz: How to fight solar panel, ESS fires safely

Do you know which precautions to take when responding to these types of incidents?


Fire crews are increasingly responding to calls of electrical fires as solar panel use and residential energy storage systems become more common. This poses new threats to responders who are unfamiliar with the process for extinguishing electrical fires on a large scale. 

In a recent webinar, "Energy exposures: Simple steps for residential solar panel, ESS fire attack," Capt. Richard Birt shared a bread-and-butter approach to mitigating residential structure fires involving solar panel and energy storage systems. 

Check out the webinar to hear Birt's expert advice, as well as his step-by-step guide to maintaining firefighter safety at electrical fire calls. Then check your knowledge with this quiz, and let us know how you did in the comments below. 

Have a concern about solar panel or ESS fires not covered in these resources? Submit your question to Capt. Birt and see if he can provide an answer to your query. 


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On-Demand: Energy exposures: Simple steps for residential solar panel, ESS fire attack

Captain Richard Birt shares a bread-and-butter approach to mitigating residential structure fires involving solar panel and energy storage systems

 

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