March/April issue of NFPA Journal is now available

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Mar 16, 2012
NFPA Journal March April
The latest edition of the NFPA Journal® has been released for March and April focusing many articles on storage and warehouse safety.

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.

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