Columbia, Maryland, December 2, 2021 – UL Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) today announced the release of the new “ESS Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Service Considerations“Online training course. This online course focuses on an explosion incident at a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility in Surprise, Arizona. We will share our analysis and recommendations for improving emergency response codes, standards and training to protect first responders, maintenance personnel and neighboring communities.
âInjuries and near misses in the performance of their duties as a firefighter provide a unique opportunity to interact with and gather information about the scene and the personnel involved. It can make a difference by putting all the pieces together and getting information that might not otherwise be possible, âsaid Steve Kerber, vice president of research and director of FSRI. âOur goal is to ensure that the experiences of firefighters are taken into account, providing valuable context to the findings so that they can be channeled into actionable information for other fire service personnel to avoid risk. future close calls and potential deaths. “
In this course, students will review:
- our analysis and recommendations for improving emergency response codes, standards and training to protect first responders, maintenance personnel and neighboring communities.
- the results of monitoring experiments conducted to obtain additional information on failures of energy storage systems.
- tactical considerations for the fire department to better understand and hopefully prevent future incidents like this.
Click here to access the course via the FSRI Fire safety academy.
Click here to watch an introductory video for the course.
About the Fire Safety Research Institute
UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) strives to advance fire safety knowledge and strategies to create safer environments. Using advanced fire science, rigorous research, extensive outreach and education in collaboration with an international network of partners, the organization provides stakeholders with knowledge, tools and resources that empower them to make better decisions. safer against fires which ultimately save lives and property. To find out more, visit fsri.org. Follow Fire Safety Research Institute on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing UL’s public safety mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, bring together experts from around the world to address risk, share knowledge through safety education and public awareness initiatives, and develop standards for guide the safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We encourage safe communities, from local initiatives for neighborhoods to the tops of world leaders. Our organization uses collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress towards improving safety, security and sustainability, thereby improving the well-being of society. To find out more, visit UL.org