Firefighter Training Drill: Photovolt-what?

Firefighter training: A PV array atop a residential structure.

By Douglast Mitchell Jr.

Many places all over the country are taking advantage of government rebate programs and incentives to harness the energy of the sun.

While brands, styles, manufacturer, and installers vary…a key component is recognition. Hazards such as electrical shock, added roof weight and limited vent are just a few. Please check out the drill and these links to prepare yourself for the photovoltaic (PV) Array.

http://ul.com/global/documents/offerings/industries/buildingmaterials/fireservice/PV-FF_SafetyFinalReport.pdf

http://modernfirebehavior.com/2014/02/08/firefighter-safety-and-photovoltaic-systems-overview/

Download this drill as a PDF HERE (1.4 MB).

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DOUGLAS J. MITCHELL JR. has more than 20 years in the fire service and is a lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York. He previously served in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is a vice president of Traditions Training LLC and has co-authored the book 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD (Fire Engineering).

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