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EV FireSafe

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Enhancing safety for emergency responders at electric vehicle traction battery fires

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Welcome! Start here...

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We're bridging the high voltage knowledge gaps with regular online sessions presented by the CFA

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View our key findings & the important things all emergency responders should know now

What's a BEV or a PHEV? What are the most popular EVs & how many are coming?

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Understanding EV battery pack construction helps emergency responders manage EV incidents

All EV battery fires start with thermal runaway - but it's not a fire, it's an exothermic (heat producing) unstable chemical reaction

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To slow, & eventually stop, thermal runaway, best practice is to cool the EV battery with large amounts of water

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Our research indicates a third of EV battery fires occur connected to charging; but what happens then?

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EVs have a DC high voltage battery, components & cables, & the risk of electrocution is low (but is still a risk!)

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We found a secondary ignition occured in around 10% of incidents, posing a risk to secondary responders

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EVs pose dangerous new challenges to road rescue teams & we're only just starting to get a handle on these

Passenger EV battery fires are very rare, but present new risks & challenges
to emergency responders.
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"...EV FireSafe is invaluable to those of us concerned with, and working in, lithium-ion battery safety. I have had frequent recourse to Emma for data and information on electric vehicle and battery energy storage incidents"

Professor Paul Christensen, Newcastle University 

CFA Glenlyon Group Training Officer