Fire Safety of the Traveling Public and Firefighters for Tomorrow's Vehicles 2008-01-0558
Vehicles fueled by emerging fuels are appearing in greater numbers on U.S. highways. This paper considers fire hazards in the existing vehicle fleet and uses failure modes and effects analyses of three generic designs to identify potential fire hazards in the Emerging Fuel Vehicle (EFV) fleet. The results are intended to provide vital fire safety information to the traveling public as well as to emergency response personnel to increase safety when responding to EFV fire hazards. Future research issues are identified and awareness messages are presented.