The firefighter’s lithium-ion battery safety toolkit
The toolkit provides fact sheets and resources that can be downloaded for free, co-branded and disseminated to your community
By FSRI Staff
Lithium-ion battery-powered devices have become commonplace in our daily lives, which means the risks associated with them are now becoming a challenge on the fireground. While fire departments are learning how to deal with these risks for the first time, the public is also left waiting, unaware of how to stay safe when it comes to these devices.
UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has made it easier to provide accurate, research-based information both to the fire service and to the public through its new “Take C.H.A.R.G.E. of Battery Safety” campaign that includes a toolbox for first responders.
The Take C.H.A.R.G.E. of Battery Safety First Responder Toolbox provides fact sheets and resources that can be downloaded for free and disseminated locally. Departments can email FSRI to co-brand the materials by simply filling out the licensing form, which allows them to use the campaign logo alongside local fire department logo(s). If you are unable to print locally, look for the “no print, no problem” button where departments can order at-cost materials directly from a printing company.
FSRI will be continuously adding new materials to the toolbox as they become available. Keep checking back and following them on social media for announcements.
Visit batteryfiresafety.org/first-responders/toolbox to learn more.