On April 11 and 12, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held technical briefing discussions on lithium-ion batteries in transportation. Ken Willette was on the panel of experts on April 12; he gave a short presentation and answered questions along with his fellow panelists. NFPA was invited to participate because of its ongoing work in preparing responders to safely manage incidents involving lithium ion batteries and the role its National Electrical Code plays in promoting safety for battery charging stations.
The forum was meant to assist the safety board prepare for a hearing regarding the battery problems aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on April 23 and 24.
You can watch the forums, along with other events, at NTSB’s website.