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PV 212.01 PV Fire Safety nabcep

Course Description

In the past, only firefighters in remote or rural areas ever expected to see renewable energy systems during emergency
responses. Today, the proliferation of grid-tied photovoltaic systems in urban, suburban, and wildland/urban interface 
settings means that all firefighters and their commanders stand a good chance of encountering these systems at any 
time and any place. These systems present new, unique and serious hazards to emergency responders who have not yet
been educated about their dangers and proper response procedures.
In addition, professional renewable energy installers are receiving a rapidly increasing number of requests for PV 
safety education from their local fire departments. However, most installers are not familiar with fire department 
emergency operations procedures, and are unsure of how to present critical safety information in a manner meaningful
to firefighters, during the short time periods available for training.
Building and electrical codes (NEC 2014, IFC 2012 and UL 2703) have also recently been revised to help protect 
firefighters, with extensive new requirements that can be a cause for confusion for both the RE industry and AHJs. 
This class brings together RE professionals and emergency responders to learn proper installation and emergency 
response guidelines, and discuss current and future issues and challenges that must be addressed from safety, business,
regulation and enforcement, training and outreach perspectives.

In the past, only firefighters in remote or rural areas ever expected to see renewable energy systems during emergencyresponses. Today, the proliferation of grid-tied photovoltaic systems in urban, suburban, and wildland/urban interface settings means that all firefighters and their commanders stand a good chance of encountering these systems at any time and any place. These systems present new, unique and serious hazards to emergency responders who have not yetbeen educated about their dangers and proper response procedures.

In addition, professional renewable energy installers are receiving a rapidly increasing number of requests for PV safety education from their local fire departments. However, most installers are not familiar with fire department emergency operations procedures, and are unsure of how to present critical safety information in a manner meaningfulto firefighters, during the short time periods available for training.

Building and electrical codes (NEC 2014, IFC 2012 and UL 2703) have also recently been revised to help protect firefighters, with extensive new requirements that can be a cause for confusion for both the RE industry and AHJs. 

This class brings together RE professionals and emergency responders to learn proper installation and emergency response guidelines, and discuss current and future issues and challenges that must be addressed from safety, business,regulation and enforcement, training and outreach perspectives.

Course Instructor

Dan Fink, Buckville Energy Consulting

Date and Time

June 20, 2014 
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Required Course Materials

  • Pencil and paper
  • Calculator
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)

Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Professionals

Each individual session of this class is valid for 2 NABCEP/IREC/ISPQ Continuing Education Credit hours, for a maximum of 4 hours when attending both sessions. Completion certificates will be issued via email.

Prerequisites

  • None
June 20th, 2014 2:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
7558 Deer Road
MREA
Marketplace - Education Room
Custer, WI 54423
United States

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Non MREA Member Price $ 75.00
MREA Member Price $ 75.00

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