On Thursday, October 12th, the FDNY Foundation and FDNY hosted, “A Conversation with the Insurance Industry About Lithium-Ion Batteries.” The all-day symposium took place at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island.
The FDNY Foundation would like to thank our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and the FDNY for helping make this a great event.
“The collaboration of experts from varied fields coming together to face a common challenge was accomplished at this event. This discussion was a starting point where private industry, elected officials and the fire service can work together for the benefit of our communities and to continue the FDNY mission of protecting life and property,” said FDNY Chief Daniel Murray, Chief of Haz-Mat Operations.
New York City has seen a steady increase in lithium-ion battery fires involving e-bikes and e-scooters, which have caused many injuries and deaths. Participants heard first-hand from FDNY members and industry experts about what they’re seeing in these fires, how they typically start, what causes the batteries to fail and safety tips for handling them. The workshop also explored how the insurance industry, the fire service, and government can collaborate for the safety of the public as the electrified future requires innovative solutions to the emerging challenges as new products and business develop.
To view our Exhibitor Showcase with their latest products, visit: https://www.fdnypro.org/symposium-showcase/.