The cover story, “Elemental Questions,” focuses on concerns related to fire-safety hazards of lithium-ion battery use. It details how NFPA has conducted research and established several partnerships to study and address fire-safety risks associated with lithium-ion batteries.
For instance, the Electric Vehicle industry has heavily invested in lithium-ion technology to power its products and the rise in the number of electric vehicles on the roads presents new challenges for emergency responders. A recent incident in which a Chevrolet Volt caught fire has brought closer examination to issues related to lithium-ion batteries in the vehicles, and NFPA is working with government agencies, insurers, and car manufacturers to address these issues on a national scale.
Also featured in this issue:
- Lack of guidance available on the use of fire detection technologies in warehouses
- Fire and life safety issues in confined spaces
- NFPA 2012 Conference & Expo preview section
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