Electric vehicle fires: Products, strategies and the power of time

From ‘let it burn’ to full submersion, Captain Patrick Durham explains the continuum of extinguishment approaches

Buckle up for an electric episode, driving hard into everything firefighters need to know about electric vehicle fires. Puns notwithstanding, Zam and Janelle are thrilled to speak with Patrick Durham, a captain and training officer with the Troy (Michigan) Fire Department who also works as a mechanical engineer. Durham started StacheD Training to educate firefighters on a variety of technical topics, including the unique aspects of responding to EV incidents, so he’s the right person to answer all of Zam’s scenario-based questions about how to handle various EV fire situations.

Plus, we get into all this:

  • Durham’s takes on the various products for extinguishing EV fires
  • Tips for determining whether it’s an EV battery fire or a standard vehicle fire
  • How long it takes for an EV fire to burn itself out

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