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Redefining Mobility & Risks of Battery Fires: Findings from an FDNY Symposium

Nov 2, 2023 / by Matt Hinds-Aldrich posted in Technology, Issues & Trends, New/Emerging Risks, Fire, AAIS Insights, Risk, FLAMES, Battery Fires

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We recently discussed the rapid proliferation of batteries in modern homes and businesses and the more worrying proliferation of fires associated with those batteries on AAIS Views. On October 12, 2023, the Fire Department for the City of New York (FDNY) hosted a one-day symposium titled, “A Conversation with the Insurance Industry About Lithium-Ion Batteries.” The intent of the symposium was to share the scope of the problem, the current state-of-the-art in mitigating these types of incidents, and a clarion call for insurers to join the fight in addressing this scourge.

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