PV Fire Safety Training Slides
Clean Energy States Alliance
Rooftop PV systems present special considerations for firefighters. This slideshow provides information firefighters need to know to deal with fires on buildings equipped with PV systems. It is designed as a three-hour training module for fire instructors and firefighters.
This training module was assembled by Fire Lieutenant and Fire Instructor Tony Granato and Master Electrician and PV Electrical Inspector Trainer Matt Piantedosi of the Cadmus Group. This training module was developed through New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a project under the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II program. The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership is working to build the regional solar market by targeting non-hardware “soft” costs for PV systems and increasing coordination across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Through SunShot, the Energy Department supports efforts by private companies, universities, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour.