FSRI Launches New Lithium-Ion Battery Public Safety Campaign

Just as fire departments may be seeking answers and additional education to fight lithium-ion battery fires, the public needs to know how they can protect themselves and their property. It is important for everyone to take action to prevent these fires as well as be prepared for what to do in the event that a battery fire does occur at the station, at home, and in your community.

UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has launched a new campaign to help. Use FSRI’s new turnkey public safety resources to teach your community how to Take C.H.A.R.G.E. of Battery Safety:

C – Choose certified products
H – Handle lithium-ion powered devices with care
A – Always stay alert for warning signs
R – Recycle devices and batteries properly
G – Get out quickly if there’s a fire
E – Educate others on safe practices

FSRI’s first responders toolkit includes both training for firefighters and resources for the public. Visit batteryfiresafety.org to learn more.