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FIEP webinar provides a preview on the battery fires report launched by the European Commission

Mar 11, 2021 | European Fire Safety Community, FIEP, News

The FIEP webinar on battery fires was held on 04/03/21 with the participation of nearly 90 members. Mr Heikki Vaananen from the European Commission DG GROW and the technical secretariat led by Efectis presented the first draft of the report initiated by the European Commission in July 2019.

Three points were raised: available statistics means of extinction and the adequacy of legislation. Only seven Member States responded, pointing to a lack of available data, extinguishing measures using powder and water and considering that electrical fires were adequately covered by existing legislation.

The speakers were able to demonstrate an emergence and a specificity of this type of fire, highlighting the need for research on the phenomenon to ensure better management. Brigade representatives from Spain, Sweden and Norway presented their feedback and suggestions.

You can provide comments on the report until March 19. If you would like to provide comments, access the European Fire Safety Community to access the full report. You can send your comments by March 19 to [email protected], and we will forward them to the FIEP.

The next FIEP meeting will be held on 15/04/21 with a presentation by FSEU on the European Fire Safety Community’s comparative study of national fire safety requirements for high-rise residential buildings and hospitals.

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