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SFPE to conduct Engineering Solutions Symposium for lithium-ion battery fire safety

Fire safety in lithium-ion batteries to be the focus of SFPE symposium The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is set to host a three-day symposium focused on fire safety in lithium-ion batteries. Scheduled for June 4-6, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona, the event titled ‘SFPE Engineering Solutions Symposium for Progress with Li-Ion Battery Fire Safety: […]

Silicon Valley startup announces breakthrough in lithium-ion battery safety

San Jose startup raises $20m for safer lithium-ion batteries A technological advancement A California startup has announced a significant development in the production of safer lithium-ion batteries. Anthro Energy, based in San Jose, recently completed its first funding round, raising $20 million. This achievement, as the company claims, could be a turning point in addressing […]

FDNY shuts down illegal lithium-ion battery operation in Queens

FDNY discovers illegal battery manufacturing in Queens The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has announced the recent shutdown of an unauthorized lithium-ion battery manufacturing operation in Rego Park, Queens. The operation was discovered at Wilson’s Electric Scooters and Sales located along Queens Boulevard. The owner, Wilson Chen, expressed his intentions behind the operation, stating: […]

IAFC President highlights lithium-ion battery fire hazards, calls for legislative action

Fire Chief John S. Butler raises urgent call to address fire risks of lithium-ion batteries In a significant move to combat the growing threat posed by lithium-ion batteries, Fire Chief John S. Butler, President and Board Chair of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), testified before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology of […]

Lithium-ion battery fire on cargo ship extinguished by US Coast Guard

Fire on cargo ship off Dutch Harbor The U.S. Coast Guard successfully extinguished a fire on the cargo ship Genius Star XI, which had been burning for several days off Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The fire, involving lithium-ion batteries, presented unique challenges due to the nature of the cargo and the ship’s location. The crew, unharmed […]

New campaign to educate on lithium-ion battery hazards launches

Insight into the “Take C.H.A.R.G.E. of Battery Safety” initiative UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has introduced a comprehensive campaign to enhance public safety by educating on the potential hazards posed by lithium-ion batteries. The institute offers a wealth of resources aimed at helping communities understand how to prevent fires caused by these batteries and […]

Bridgeport selects Cadenza Innovation for lithium-ion BESS pilot project

Bridgeport, Connecticut, takes a significant step in renewable energy by piloting Cadenza Innovation’s battery energy storage system in its Fire Department headquarters Bridgeport, Connecticut, has announced its partnership with Cadenza Innovation by choosing its modular, high-safety, lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) technology for a pilot project. This pioneering initiative will be implemented inside the […]

Flames of the future: How virtual reality is shaping Brazil’s fire service

Péricles Mattos, M.Sc., a master in defense and civil safety from Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, discusses virtual reality and environmental, social and governance We know that fires cause the most different reactions in people involved in the emergency. There are those who run away, there are those who volunteer, but don’t know how to proceed […]

Battling battery blazes with Fike

Fike explains why consensus on energy storage system protection is needed now Battery fires within energy storage systems (ESS’s) aren’t as rare as one might think. The reason they are often underpublicized and, fortunately, there haven’t been more tragedies (such as the four critically injured firefighters in Surprise, AZ in 2019), is because ESS’s are […]

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