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Electric vehicle fire procedures (FOI)

Electric vehicle fire procedures (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 December 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


What procedures are in place for when an electric vehicle catches fire? 


States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service do not have specific procedures in place for dealing with fires involving electric vehicles, therefore standard procedures are adopted that prioritise saving life, protecting property and the environment. 

In the case of electric vehicle fires this is achieved via application of copious amounts of water to limit fire spread. If no risk to life or property, allowing the vehicle to burn is a viable option if that would have a lesser impact on the environment.

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