FSRI to Co-Host a Virtual Lithium-Ion Battery Symposium with District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department
Fire departments worldwide are experiencing an increase of fire incidents involving lithium-ion battery-powered devices. Due to their unique properties of this relatively new technology, failure in a single cell can lead to propagation of thermal runaway, fatal fires, and gas explosions.
The District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department (DCFEMS) and UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) are co-hosting Lithium-Ion Battery Symposium: Challenges for the Fire Service on Thursday, March 30, 2023 for fire service members interested in learning more about lithium-ion battery risks during fire incidents.
Combing fire safety research and fire service operations, this event will share knowledge to help the fire service understand lithium-ion battery technology, the hazards these batteries pose during fire incidents, and how the fire service can mitigate risks caused by battery failure.
Due to high demand, we have added a livestream option to be able to share this information with a larger audience. Register for the livestream of this event to hear firsthand from researchers and practitioners.
Featured speakers include members from:
- Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)
- National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
- International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
- International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
- FSRI and other UL Research Institutes researchers