Firefighter Solar Power Safety Training

Anyone who has recently driven in Ontario, especially through rural areas, has probably noticed solar panels popping up everywhere. And while it is exciting to see so many new solar energy projects being developed, it also means new technologies and power sources that firefighters have to be aware of in case of emergency.

That’s why SolPowered has teamed up with a firefighter and safety training officer to create Ontario’s first Firefighter Solar Power Safety Training course. Developed specifically for Ontario firefighters, this 3-hour course teaches everything from explaining the components of a solar energy system to how to respond to a building with solar panels. Make sure your firefighters are prepared by bringing a training course to your region or municipality today.

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Below are only some of the comments that SolPowered has received from past courses across Ontario.


Date: November 21, 2012
Location: Clarence-Rockland, ON

  • Should be an obligatory course, and should be integrated into fire fighter essentials.
  • Timing was very good, timely breaks, opportunity to ask questions. Delivered in a relaxing mode.
  • This is interesting and very important to be aware of it. We, the firefighters, need the support of ESA-OBC-Ontario Fire Code, NFPA, OAFC Section 21.
  • Well-oriented for firefighters; course taught by a firefighter is great – you get a “firefighting” point of view instead of a panel installer or technician’s point of view.
  • Relevant to our responding regions; trainer is well-versed on topic.

Date: March 24, 2012
Location: Cambray, ON

Course Content:

  • The general level of knowledge was perfect for firefighters who don’t have electrical trade qualifications.

Course Delivery:

  • Presenter did an excellent job and obviously had real, practical knowledge on all aspects of the course content.

Overall:

  • I am a licensed Master Electrician and work for a power generation company, but I still learned a great deal. It was interesting to have the industry information combined with structural firefighting information. Definitely one of the better training sessions I’ve attended.

Date: March 24, 2012
Location: Cambray, ON

Course Content:

  • Had no idea prior to course on operation of solar panels and installation.

Overall:

  • Well done — lots of good info to use in future to make our job safer and easier.

Date: March 24, 2012
Location: Cambray, ON

Overall:

  • Very informative and very well presented. This course can and will save many firefighter lives.

Date: March 24, 2012
Location: Cambray, ON

Course Content:

  • Material is always changing as technology develops. Very good and up to date — always want more information.

Overall:

  • Good presenter. Even answered personal home related issues. I would certainly invite him back again.

Date: November 19, 2011
Location: Midland, ON

Course Content:

  • The content provided will be very useful to update my fire department. Lots of content can be used to train other firefighters.

Course Delivery:

  • Content was presented to enable all learners the chance to understand the material.

Overall:

  • Great presentation! Very understandable content. Excellent info to take back and share with my department.

Date: October 1, 2011
Location: Lyndhurst, ON

Course Content:

  • Very useful and a very good start to safe encounters with solar power for fire fighters.
  • Extremely informative, eye-opening. Makes us slightly better prepared and reminds us to be more vigilant to our ever changing environment.

Course Delivery:

  • Presenter well versed & knowledgable.

Overall:

  • Very enjoyable, thank you. Very informative as well. This will help me be safer when I’m on the job.
  • A much needed course for the fire service.

Date: September 24, 2011
Location: Campbellford, ON

Course Content:

  • Very good content for the fire service

Overall:

  • All firefighters should take this course.

Date: September 17, 2011
Location: Haliburton, ON

Course Content:

  • Good course content, easy to follow, well organized.

Course Delivery:

  • Very informative, gave me ample knowledge on the material presented, to pass on to staff.

Overall:

  • Good course, material and instructor knowledge was excellent.

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