Solar Panel Safety for Firefighters

The Fire Training Program at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in partnership with the Washington County Fire Training Association (WCFTA), recently hosted a one-day class on Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Safety for Fire Fighters at SolarWorld in Hillsboro, Oregon. Emergency incidents involving Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) equipment are becoming more and more common in both urban and rural areas.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) was kind enough to record the class, record additional sessions in studio with Capt. Paiss, and edit the program so that is suitable for in-service training.

Solar Panel Safety for First Responders - Part 1
Solar Panel Safety for First Responders - Part 2

The class was delivered by Captain Matt Paiss of the San Jose Fire Department (California) who is one of the nationís leading experts in this area. Captain Paiss is a 15-year veteran of the San Jose Fire Department, and is currently assigned as a Training Officer. He was a contributor to the California State Fire Marshalís Office PV Guidelines, as well as the IFC and NFPA1 fire code sections on PV.

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