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Solar Power & Firefighting Training Material

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Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?                What are the safety hazards with PV?   What  tactics should be used at fires with PV present?   How do I secure utilities on a PV system? If you are not able to answer these questions, then hopefully this post can give you the sources to gain the […]

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 […]

Hazards of Modern Roofs FDIC 2012

I would like to invite you to attend my class at FDIC! I would be honored to have you present as I reach one of my life long dreams of teaching at FDIC the Super Bowl of Firefighting. Here a short preview:   The class will examine trends and methods in modern building construction with […]

Photovoltaic Systems & Firefighter Safety a New UL study

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Do you know what Photovoltaic (PV) is?             What are the safety hazards with PV? What  tactics should be used at fires with PV present? How do I secure utilities on a PV system? These are just a few questions you should pose to every firefighter next shift or training meeting. Photovoltaic (PV) is a method of […]

Firehouse Podcast on some Green Issues

Just wanted to share this with you, in case you hadn’t listened yet? Fire Marshal’s Corner: FM Global Report on Green and Sprinklers and the Dangers with Photovoltaic Units Ed Comeau and Mike Love look at two perspectives of the impact of fires on the environment on this month’s Fire Marshal’s Corner. They look at […]

INDIANA’S LARGEST SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT

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The power of the sun will be harnessed later this month to produce solar electricity on a size and scale never before seen in Indiana.

Starting April 29, an array of 6,152 solar panels, installed last winter on the roof of a federal office building, will create more than 2 megawatts of electricity an hour, enough to power about 1,000 homes.

Solar energy in the U.S.
» In 2010, the U.S. solar market grew 67 percent in value, reaching $6 billion, up from $3.6 billion in 2009.

» Solar electric installations last year totaled 956 megawatts to reach a cumulative installed capacity of 2.6 gigawatts

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John Shafer

An 18 year veteran of the fire service, and currently a Lieutenant and the Training Officer for the Greencastle Fire Department. An Indiana regionally recognized instructor on building construction, fireground search and command management, he has traveled throughout the State of Indiana delivering specialized training programs on building construction, fireground search and firefighter safety.