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HI LiIon Battery Training & TTX

Site Contact:
Bill Jones
ORRT Coordinator


Site Location:
Kapolei, HI 96707

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (HEER), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and The Haz Mat Guys Productions, Inc. collaborated to deliver free training sessions and tabletop exercises focused on Lithium-Ion Battery emergencies. Participants included fire and hazardous materials first responders; industry representatives; members of Local Emergency Response Committees; United States Coast Guard personnel; police officers; dispatch operators; and other interested stakeholders. The training sessions held at Lihue, Kauai (6/13); Honolulu, Oahu (6/15); Kihei, Maui (6/19); Kona, Hawaii (6/21) and Hilo, Hawaii (6/22).

The morning training session focused on the scientific principles, potential hazards, and fire-related response approaches related to lithium-ion battery fire incidents. Participants received comprehensive instruction on how to appropriately address, transport, and dispose of waste generated by such events. To further reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired, the training was followed by an afternoon tabletop exercise. This exercise was specifically designed to simulate a failure scenario involving a battery energy storage system (BESS), allowing participants to apply the learned concepts in a practical setting.

The organizers of this event extend their sincere gratitude to all participants and agencies involved in contributing to the success of these trainings. Our primary objective is to continually acquaint this community with response processes and connections within an industry and technology that constantly evolves. It is important to note that the accuracy and currency of these training materials are reliant on the most up-to-date information as of the date it was provided.

Users of this site and the contents therein are prohibited from engaging in any form of selling, commercializing, and/or profiting from the materials provided.

Questions? Contact Bill Jones, jones.bill@epa.gov, 619-806-6737