How To Handle The Increasing Number Of Electric Vehicle Fires In Arizona?

Local Company To Host Key First Responders Training Program on Thursday, July 13th from 9:00am to 1:00pm

All City Towing, the largest and locally-owned provider of vehicle towing, transport and storage services in Arizona, is proud to announce an upcoming company-sponsored seminar aimed at equipping first responders with essential knowledge and skills to effectively manage the risks, increasing challenges, and best practices associated with Electric Vehicle (EV) fires. The training program will take place on Thursday, July 13th from 9am to 1pm at the Harkins Theatre located within Tempe Marketplace. Attendance is closed to first responders only, on an invite only basis, except for media which is invited to attend. 

With the rapid growth of the electric vehicle market, it is crucial for first responders to be well-prepared to manage incidents involving EV fires. Understanding the unique characteristics and potential hazards of these incidents is paramount to ensuring the safety of both responders and the public they serve.

This seminar program will be presented by Dalan Zartman with the Energy Security Agency. Zartman is one of the country’s foremost experts in EVs. He will provide participants with vital information and practical strategies to address the specific challenges posed by EV fires as well as provide guidance for safe interaction with hybrid and electric vehicles.

Interactive discussions will take place on the following subjects:

1.        Identifying and assessing risks associated with EVs

2.        Recognizing diverse types of electric vehicles and their components

3.        Understanding the behavior and characteristics of EV battery fires

4.        Implementing proper safety protocols and control measures

5.        Utilization of firefighting techniques involving EV events

6.        Collaboration with EV manufacturers and technicians

7.        Sharing best practices and lessons learned from real-world scenarios

Through a format of open dialogue, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to respond most efficiently and effectively in emergency situations involving electric vehicle fires in an effort to save lives and property. The session is designed to promote collaboration and information-sharing among first responders, enabling them to stay on the leading edge of the latest industry developments and best practices.

“We are excited to host this no-cost seminar for our local first responder partners,” said Jeffrey Dunn, General Manager of All City Towing. “As the adoption of electric vehicles continues to rise, it is essential that our emergency response teams have the necessary tools and expertise to manage EVs safely. This program’s goal is to empower them with the skills, knowledge and tools required to protect people and their property while effectively managing incidents involving EVs.”

Any interested first responders are encouraged to e-mail Courtney Luiso at cluiso@allcitytowing.comParticipation is limited to 50 first responders due to seating capacity. Early registration is recommended.