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Old 10th October 2020, 14:51   #1
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Default NTSB: US Fire Department ill-equipped to handle EV fires

NTSB believes fire departments are woefully unprepared to tackle hybrid and electric vehicles. The group estimated that roughly half of all American departments lacked any protocols for tackling such fires. Even among those who did, the criteria provided was often quite lax and might be insufficient for suppressing those famously troublesome lithium-ion battery fires.


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‘No one was driving the car’: 2 men dead after fiery Tesla crash, took 32,000 gallons water to douse fire for 4 hrs with battery reigniting.


A number of racetracks have banned Tesla's racing, due to the fact that they don't know how to efficiently put the fires out or keep them out. They're not sure what hazardous materials come out of the car during the fire and will contaminate the track and the surrounding area. The current firefighting tech for extinguishing electric cars is a fireproof lifting harness and a massive garbage container that's filled with about 10k gallons of water

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Fully involved Tesla car fire takes 42 minutes to extinguish, 600 gallons of water per minute help suppress challenging fire.

Incident Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 11:18 AM
Incident Location: Blue Ginger Restaurant at 1132 E Main Street, Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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https://batteriesnews.com/fully-invo...llenging-fire/

https://www.stamfordfire.com/2022/09...to-extinguish/





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