NFPA Leaders Speak Up
In an article recently published by CNN, NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley addressed the threat of e-bike fires and fires involving other lithium-ion technologies. “Solving complex fire and life safety problems demands a comprehensive approach that includes regulatory action for using and enforcing codes and standards, well-trained and resourced first responders, and public education on the threat and actions that can be taken to avoid harm,” Pauley wrote in the article. Read the full opinion piece—“E-bike and e-scooter battery fires are killing people. Here’s how to save lives.”—on CNN.com.
NFPA Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli was a key voice at a July 27 forum hosted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to discuss the safety challenges of a growing e-mobility industry. In her comments to CPSC, Carli acknowledged the increasing challenges of fire and electrical hazards in particular and urged a comprehensive approach to deal with this emerging fire threat. Watch Carli speak in the video below, and read a blog from NFPA about the recent forum.