Tuesday, April 12 • 11:15 - 12:15
Electrifying Michigan, The Fire Chiefs Guide to Batteries

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CFI Continuing Education Credits • 1

The fire service is pressed with an urgency of electrification of the consumer market. This one-hour program will dive into the issues affecting the Fire Service and how the Fire Chief can be prepared. This includes the safety of response personnel, review of codes/standards affecting batteries including storage, manufacture, EV in fixed buildings, and how ESS/Mobility batteries affect the built environment

The problem
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Battery Storage (ESS)
  • Battery storage/manufacture EV, where are the codes
  • Case study on EV
Response priorities
  • Review pre-plan needs and overview
  • Discussion on location of fixed vs mobile
    • Building/Sprinkler Requirements
    • Update on where codes standards are going
  • Personal protective equipment and SCBA
  • Extinguishment or non-extinguishment
  • Towing and post incident priorities
Fire Chief Priorities
  • Review on needs with building / code officials
    • Review battery/code updates from 2015-20224 fire codes (Include NFPA 855 and IFC 2024 or NFPA 2024)
  • Discussion with needs on various response items and need to include local elected officials
  • Review actions steps for the fire service

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Mike O'Brian

Fire Chief, Brighton Area Fire Authority
Michael O’Brian is the Fire Chief for the Brighton Area Fire Authority (MI).  The combination department is responsible for fire protection over 74 square miles with five fire stations.Chief O’Brian serves on the board of directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs... Read More →

Tuesday April 12, 2022 11:15 - 12:15 EDT
Platinum Ballroom