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Ariz. FD creates li-ion battery, energy storage registration program

The Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department has created a program that helps firefighters identify homes with energy storage systems

By Bill Carey

GILBERT, Ariz. — The Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department announced the creation of a home energy awareness program focused on helping firefighters identify homes equipped with energy systems like battery walls and solar panels.

The Battery Energy Storage System Registration Program is designed to strengthen firefighting strategies and increase firefighter safety by gaining insights into the presence of such energy storage setups in Gilbert residences.

The program is combined with Underwriter Laboratory and the Fire Safety Research Institute’s Take CHARGE of battery safety messaging to help reduce the risk of fires associated with lithium-ion batteries.

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