|Preparing for Electric Vehicle Fires|
|By Commissioner Steven Freeman|
|May 24, 2023|
The Iselin Chemical Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Company is proactive in preparing for electric Vehicle (EV) fires with three innovative product.
Emergency Plug - Firefighter inserts the Emergency-plug in the charging socket of the Electric Vehicle. The Emergency Plug will communicate with the car’s software by making the car think it is being charged. As a result of this, it will not be possible to operate the car or for it to drive off. Every Electric Car and Hybrid has a mandatory built-in safety feature that will prevent the car from being operated once the car is being charged.
Car Fire Blanket - Any car fire is dangerous and toxic. A car fire in a gas station, tunnel, parking garage can be a disaster. The Bridgehill Car Fire Blanket enables you to contain the flames, smoke and toxic fumes in a car fire in seconds – and extinguish it in minutes. It’s one solution that can effectively handle fires in electric vehicle fires.
EV Extinguishing System - The Rosenbauer Battery Extinguishing System Technology (BEST) is the most advanced system available on the market with six years of research and development, and real-world application testing with automotive partners and fire departments.