Fire hazard in electric cars The jumbo fire blanket for electric cars

Fire hazard in electric cars The jumbo fire blanket for electric cars

Fire hazard in electric cars The jumbo fire blanket for electric cars

For rescue workers, vehicle fires in electric vehicles primarily mean a new form, but not a new quality of risk in fire fighting. That says Peter Bachmeier, head of the prevention department at the Munich fire brigade and at the same time chairman of the specialist committee “Preventive fire and hazard protection” of the working group of heads of professional fire brigades.

Bachmeier also sees no major additional risks with regard to burning electric cars in underground garages or multi-storey car parks. Fighting vehicle fires there is always associated with considerable dangers for emergency services, and the tactics of fire brigades are therefore geared towards these risks. “In any case, the previously known fire incidents do not show that the risk increases considerably compared to the already existing hazards,” said the Munich fire protection expert.