At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the basic principles of solar energy and electricity and some common strategies to avoid electrical shock.
  • Describe the factors that contribute to fireground injuries and fatalities during incidents involving photovoltaic systems.
  • Summarize the results of the experiments conducted testing PV modules during normal fireground operations.
  • Incorporate tactical considerations based on the experimental results into SOGs to improve firefighter safety. 

Course Lessons

  • Introduction 0:03
  • Solar Energy and Electrical Safety 0:06
  • Safety Considerations 0:23
  • Summary and Final Assessment 0:15

Applicable NFPA Standards

NFPA 1001 (2019): 4.3.13, 4.3.18