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electric vehicles and thermal runaway for:

Emergency Responders

Live saving learning for an electrified world

Manage incidents in an electrified world...

Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) power our lives. They're everywhere, from the phone in your back pocket, electric bikes, vehicles and even large scale energy storage systems. In normal use, they're inherently safe to operate & charge.

But, when LiBs catch fire, known as 'thermal runaway',  they present significant risks to life & property. 

When you train with EV FireSafe, you're working with world leading experts who'll give you the tools to understand, identify & mitigate those risks, while working within your agency standard operating procedures.

Keep yourself & your team safer when working with lithium-ion batteries & electric vehicles.

Here's how we help emergency responders transition to confidently manage an electric world...
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EV FireSafe's ULTIMATE Guide to EV Battery Fires


Your 12 month pass to deep dive on our research, testing, case studies, walkarounds, training, training tools and teardowns! 

Starting with our teardown of 'Testla', a Model 3 that hit road debris and went into thermal runaway, you'll have complete access to data-driven insights and interactive webinars run by our team.

Interactive Awareness Webinars

In these regular live sessions, our team will enhance your knowledge and provide foundational tactics and techniques you need to  stay safer around EVs. These sessions are designed to support your response role and agency SOPs, no matter which uniform you wear!

Webinars are free for ULTIMATE package members, but you can also join us individually, or with your team at the station, unit or house.
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1 Day Group Training Course

Creating EV aware Electric Responders, our 1 Day Group Training Sessions provide theory-based and hands-on experience for up to 100 people.

The day involves scenario-based skills drills where members use the Identify, Assess, Immobilise, Isolate and Monitor method to get first-hand experience in EV incident management.

These are run on demand, so please contact our team to develop a program!

5 Day Train the Trainer Intensive

Step inside our team's knowledge and acquire the skills needed to confidently manage EV incidents and also train others to do the same.

Our 5 Day Train the Trainer Intensive is the only course of it's kind globally, encompassing theory-based awareness, skills drills and a hot training scenario, run with our RTO partner ERGT at their world-class facilities across Australia.

Please contact our team for more information.
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Electric Responder LIVE Events!

Want to get ahead of the electric curve?

Our fast-paced Electric Responder Live Events pack a heap of knowledge into a half day or one day session that anyone can join!

Depending on location and timeframe, we'll start with classroom training, step through cold scenario skills drills and cut up an EV for a road rescue demo.

Electric Responder is run up to 4 times a year around the world, and places are limited.
Flexible study from anywhere, on any device
Train with experts (who are also EV-experienced firefighters!)
Data-driven training using real-world incidents

What will you learn?

When you train with EV FireSafe, you're tapping into sensible, data-driven knowledge that's leading the world. Our online or in-person training sessions cover:

  • What is a lithium-ion battery, how are they constructed & where are they used? 
  • What do the stats say about lithium-ion battery fire cause, risk & consequence? 
  • What is thermal runaway?
  • Early warning signs of thermal runaway 
  • How to recognise a damaged lithium-ion battery 
  • Battery ignition & vapour cloud explosion
  • Categorisation of LiBs & emergency response 
  • A look at thermal runaway across a range of lithium-ion battery uses
  • First on scene verbal & visual checks for EVs 
  • Does an EV fire mean EV battery fire & how can we distinguish between the two? 
  • How can we use IAIIM to manage a LiB or EV incident? 
  • What is emerging best practice from agencies globally? 
  • Managing thermal runaway 
  • Emerging products & tools 
  • Why is there a risk of secondary ignition? 
  • Safe handover & best practice for post-incident operations

Who should do this training?

Our training helps ALL Emergency Responders stay safer around electric vehicles! 
Road Rescuers
Emergency managers
Incident controllers
Roadside Assist
Road and Tunnel Operators

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How is EV FireSafe's training delivered?

Train at your own pace online, or join us at a group training or live event.

Always delivered by experienced EV FireSafe team members, our knowledge is not static, but driven by our global database of real-world incidents and first-hand experience. 

We know these concepts can be confusing, so our training breaks them down into simple language and provides sensible, actionable incident management methods that can be rolled into your agency SOPs.
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Expert training designed for:

Firefighters, Road Rescuers, Paramedics, Police, Towing, Roadside Assist, Road & Tunnel Operators, Emergency Managers

Introducing your expert instructors

Emma Sutcliffe

EV FireSafe director
Emma is the Director of EV FireSafe, a private company funded by the Australian Department of Defence to research EV battery fires & emergency response. She is also an operational volunteer firefighter.

Dan Fish

EV firesafe technical specialist
Dan is EV FireSafe's Technical Specialist & EV safety guru. He started his career as a mechanic & became a full-time firefighter 20 years ago. He now has an encyclopaedic knowledge of EVs & high voltage systems.

FAQs about EV FireSafe EV Battery Fire Training for Emergency Responders

How often do sessions run?

The ULTIMATE Guide can be accessed any time, webinars are held monthly and in-person training is by request.

What will I

Everything you need to know to work more confidently around EVs and lithium-ion batteries!

Can I watch webinars later?

Webinars are recorded & will be available to view later via the enrolment page.

What do I need to do to attend?

Attend online using any device with wifi. In person events may have pre-requisites - ask us about those!

Can I ask

Yes! On webinars we answer some questions live, but you can also email us at hello@evfiresafe.business

Who runs these sessions?

EV FireSafe is funded by the Department of Defence to research EV battery fires. Research at evfiresafe.com

Favourite feedback (so far)...

EV FireSafe is invaluable to those of us concerned with, and working in, lithium-ion battery & EV fire safety. 
Professor Paul Christensen
...so many positive comments & thank you messages from attendees of this training. You have made us all safer.
Country Fire Authority
...an immense contribution in updating concepts & information of high technical relevance for our team.
Sergipe State Vehicle Rescue Commission (Brazil)

The EV FireSafe team are

#thought leading | #globally recognised | #data-driven | #safety focused | #evidence based 

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