The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA),
State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Hazard Evaluation and Emergency
Response Office (HEER), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and The Haz Mat
Guys Productions, Inc. collaborated to deliver free training sessions and
tabletop exercises focused on Lithium-Ion Battery emergencies. Participants
included fire and hazardous materials first responders; industry
representatives; members of Local Emergency Response Committees; United States
Coast Guard personnel; police officers; dispatch operators; and other
interested stakeholders. The training sessions held at Lihue, Kauai (6/13); Honolulu, Oahu (6/15); Kihei, Maui (6/19); Kona, Hawaii (6/21) and Hilo, Hawaii (6/22).
The morning training session focused on the scientific
principles, potential hazards, and fire-related response approaches related to
lithium-ion battery fire incidents. Participants received comprehensive
instruction on how to appropriately address, transport, and dispose of waste
generated by such events. To further reinforce the knowledge and skills
acquired, the training was followed by an afternoon tabletop exercise. This
exercise was specifically designed to simulate a failure scenario involving a
battery energy storage system (BESS), allowing participants to apply the
learned concepts in a practical setting.
The organizers of this event extend their sincere gratitude
to all participants and agencies involved in contributing to the success of
these trainings. Our primary objective is to continually acquaint this
community with response processes and connections within an industry and technology
that constantly evolves. It is important to note that the accuracy and currency
of these training materials are reliant on the most up-to-date information as
of the date it was provided.
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