#SafetyStandDown social roundup: FDs teach the public about the risks of lithium-ion batteries
See how Miami-Dade, San Diego and other departments use social media to increase public awareness about lithium-ion battery fire dangers
By FireRescue1 Staff
The IAFC’s Safety Stand Down 2023 theme, “Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?” provided critically important training information for firefighting and firefighter health and safety. With #safetystanddown2023 fire departments across the country shared how they were training their personnel on this topic.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Live Fire Training
Miami-Dade firefighters spent the week training on lithium-ion battery fires that included using Isolation Blankets and a specially designed EV nozzle.
Virginia Beach, Va. Fire Department
The Virginia Beach Fire Department reminded its citizens to be smart about the use, storage and disposal of lithium-ion batteries.
The Jacksonville Fire Department shared what "thermal runaway" is and what citizens should immediately do in the case of a fire.
West Palm Beach, Fla. Fire Department
On Instagram, the West Palm Beach Fire Department provided valuable tips on e-bikes and scooters.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
San Diego Fire-Rescue Hazmat battalion chiefs shared lithium-ion battery safety tips in a Facebook video.
Tampa, Fla. Fire Rescue
Tampa citizens were told that their firefighters would be focusing on responding to lithium-ion battery fires.
Montgomery County, Md. Fire Rescue Services
Fire recruits in Montgomery County learned about lithium-ion battery fires and how to educate the public about the dangers.