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  • April 10, 2024
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Webinar: Battery Fires: Before, During, and After the Incident

    Join us for this webinar to hear from subject matter experts on the key concepts to consider when developing community risk reduction and response plans around lithium-ion battery fires.

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    Battery fires have become one of the most challenging and perplexing incidents for the fire service in recent years. With the continued growth in the use and sale of battery-powered devices, the corresponding increase in battery fires warrants a critical conversation about how the fire service can mitigate and respond to battery fire incidents.

    Join the U.S. Fire Administration and hear from subject matter experts on the key concepts to consider when developing community risk reduction and response plans.

    Date: Wednesday, April 10

    Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Battery fire incidence overview:

    Brian Metzger, fire protection engineer, USFA

    Before a battery fire incident:

    Adam Barowy, lead research engineer, Fire Safety Research Institute

    During a battery fire incident:

    Rob Rezende, battalion chief, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

    During a battery fire incident:

    Michael Abraham, forensic electrical engineer, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

    After a battery fire incident:

    Chris Myers, federal on-scene coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency