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Electrical Hazards Associated with Fire Fighting Operations

  • Rosalie Wills
  • James A. MilkeEmail author
  • Sara Royle
  • Kristin Steranka
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Abstract

Due to the increase in popularity of PV systems, fire fighters, fire ground incident commanders, and other emergency first responders are encountering PV systems more often in fire events. “As a result of greater utilization, traditional fire fighter tactics for suppression, ventilation and overhaul have been complicated, leaving fire fighters vulnerable to potentially unrecognized exposure. Though the electrical and fire hazards associated with electrical generation and distribution systems is well known, PV systems present unique safety considerations” (Grant 2011).

Keywords

Circuit Breaker Fire Fighter Commercial Building Photovoltaic System Fire Service 
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Copyright information

© Fire Protection Research Foundation 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalie Wills
    • 1
  • James A. Milke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sara Royle
    • 1
  • Kristin Steranka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fire Protection EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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