Risk Based Resonse to Battery Emergencies

This 8-hour course includes classroom and hands-on training to prepare responders to conduct risk-based response to battery emergencies for multiple types of batteries including Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion).

The course covers batteries found in transportation including passenger vehicles, ground transport, air and sea shipping, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial settings.


  • Battery construction and chemistry
  • Recognition and identification
  • Understanding direct current (DC)
  • Battery hazard and risk assessment
  • Recognizing and responding to thermal runaway
  • Response considerations
  • Air monitoring
  • Battery fire strategy and tactics