Event Details

This 4-hour course includes classroom and hands-on training to prepare responders to conduct risk-based response to battery emergencies for multiple types of batteries, including Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion).

The course covers batteries found in transportation including passenger vehicles, ground transport, air and sea shipping, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

Course Topics

  • Battery construction and chemistry
  • Recognition and identification
  • Understanding direct current (DC)
  • Battery hazard and risk assessment
  • Recognizing and responding to thermal runaway
  • Response considerations
  • Battery fire strategy and tactics
  • Electric vehicle (EV) fires


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Session
4-hour morning session. Participants attend only one session.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Session
Afternoon sessions. Participants attend only one session.


  • Gary Sharp (Partner at Hazard3)

    Gary Sharp

    Partner at Hazard3


    Gary Sharp is the co-founder of Hazard3, a small business specializing in developing and delivering risk-based response training programs. Hazard3 training combines scientifically sound, street smart tactics, with easy to follow response guides. Gary develops training solutions that include on-site courses with hands-on, virtual instructor led training (VILT), and microlearning. Microlearning is based on 5-minutes modules that students complete using an app on their smartphone or tablet. More information is available at www.hazard3.com

    Previously Gary served as the Senior Director of Training and First Responders Solutions for a defense and homeland security contractor and as a career Deputy Fire Chief. He currently volunteers as the Program Manager for the Oakland County HazMat Team, a multi-agency joint police/fire team located North of Detroit, Michigan. Gary is a member of the NFPA Hazardous Materials Technical Committee and is addicted to Starbucks.

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NWRTC Northwest Regional Training Center

3737 Nimrod Rd
Traverse City, MI

If you have any questions please contact Gary Sharp

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