By Putnam County Volunteer Firemen's Association
March 21, 2022

As seen in many areas of the Country, the increased use of batteries in electronics has resulted in a rise in battery related fires. These fires can be challenging to extinguish and can also result in a Hazardous Materials incident. The following Bulletin has been issued by the Orange County HAZMAT Team to provide guidance on the handling of these incidents. Contact Deputy Fire Coordinator for HAZMAT Wayne Melton for additional information wmelton@orangecountygov.com.