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Risk Based Response to Battery Emergencies - Black Hills Energy - FREE!

The Rapid Valley Fire Department is pleased to host Risk Based Response to Battery Emergencies on March 29 and 30, 2024 at Black Hills Energy- Horizon Point in Rapid City.  The course is taught by instructors from Hazard 3, a Florida-based company. The course description is below as well as a link to the Hazard 3 website. The class is limited to 30 participants. There is NO fee to register. If you wish to attend, please email me directly. 

This 8-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.
  • Battery construction and chemistry
  • Recognition and identification
  • Understanding direct current (DC)
  • Battery hazard and risk assessment
  • Recognizing and responding to thermal runaway
  • Response considerations
  • Air monitoring
  • Battery fire strategy and tactics


Course Link:
If you wish to attend, please email Captain Jim Bussell at