Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Emergency Field Guide

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    Author: NFPA®

    Be prepared to address potential hazards and know how to handle Electric, Hybrid, Fuel Cell, and Gaseous Fuel Trucks, Buses, Commercial Fleet and Passenger Vehicle challenges safely and effectively with NFPA's Emergency Field Guide*, 2015 Edition.

    NFPA, the fire and life safety leader, presents the 2015 edition of its Emergency Field Guide, your source for the latest facts on safe response to alternative fueled trucks, buses, commercial fleet and passenger vehicle incidents involving damaged high voltage batteries, battery fires, extrication challenges, submersion, and charging stations. This one-stop guide covers the vital aspects of electric, hybrid, fuel cell, and gaseous fuel hazard awareness and procedures -- including information from related NFPA codes, OEMs and new consistent Moditech Rescue Solutions® vehicle diagrams.

    Featuring gaseous fuel vehicle safety information including; bio-diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and Propane (LPG); added to the 2015 Edition, direct from the auto manufacturers.

    Procedures and full-color graphics are specific to each vehicle, with new vehicle renderings developed by Moditech Rescue Solutions, the world leader in extrication diagrams. Coverage includes:

    • Identification/Initial Response
    • Immobilization/Disabling
    • Spill Hazards
    • Submersion Safety
    • Fire/Re-ignition Safety Tactics
    • Crash/Extrication Diagrams & Manufacturer Information
    • High Voltage battery vehicle safety information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Fire Protection Research Foundation
    • Charging/Refueling Station Response

    Vehicle immobilization. Disabling procedures for high-voltage and SRS systems. Conducting safe extrication cuts with new Moditech Rescue Solutions diagrams. Executing vehicle recovery and disposal. It's all here!

    Make sure you have the latest on AFV safety response! There are presently over 15 million alternative fuel vehicles on American roadways today. Damaged batteries, silent operation, high strength steel and fires involving these types of vehicles pose the highest degree of potential danger to both response teams and vehicle occupants -- including toxic fumes, high voltage, and delayed fire hazards. NFPA's Emergency Field Guide, 2015 Edition is essential for first responders. (344 Pages, Volume 4)

    *NFPA is offering the PDF of the Guide free of charge to the US Fire Service.

  • Table of Contents

    CONTENTS

    DISCLAIMER

    PREFACE

    HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

    Alternative Fuel Vehicle Type Identifiers

    Warning Icons and Identifiers

    General Response

    Vehicle-Specific Entries

    GENERAL PROCEDURE

    Initial Response

    Identify Vehicle

    Immobilize

    Disable

    Primary Shutdown Method

    Secondary Shutdown Method

    Crash / Extrication

    Crashes

    General

    Extrication

    General

    Stabilization

    Ultra-High-Strength Steels

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

    Damaged High Voltage Batteries

    Manual Service Disconnects

    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    General

    Hydrogen Gas Properties

    Hydrogen Cylinders on Vehicles

    Gaseous Fuel Vehicles

    General

    Natural Gas Properties

    Propane Properties

    Cylinder/Tank Locations

    Post-Incident Handling

    Fire

    General

    Personal Protective Equipment

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

    General

    Extinguishing Agents

    Tactics

    Offensive Attack

    Defensive Attack

    Fires Involving Charging Stations

    Overhaul and Recovery

    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    General

    Gaseous Fuel Vehicles

    General

    CNG Vehicles

    LNG Vehicles

    LPG Vehicles

    Overhaul and Recovery

    Submersion

    General

    Response Practices

    Microbubbling

    Manufacturer-Specific Recommendations

    Ford / Mercury

    Mitsubishi

    Spill/Leak Hazards

    General

    High Voltage Battery Electrolyte Leaks

    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    General

    Gaseous Fuel Vehicles

    CNG Vehicles

    LNG Vehicles

    LPG Vehicles

    First Aid

    General

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

    General

    Responding to Battery Electrolyte Exposures

    Contact With Skin

    Contact With Eyes

    If Swallowed

    Inhalation of Electrolytic Vapor

    Inhalation In Firefighting Situations

    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    General

    Gaseous Fuel Vehicles

    Natural Gas

    General

    Hazards

    Signs and Symptoms

    Treatment

    Propane

    General

    Hazards

    Signs and Symptoms

    Treatment

    VEHICLE TABLE OF CONTENTS

    VEHICLE SPECIFIC GUIDE

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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