Removing the threat of lithium-ion battery fires
The FDA recently issued this warning regarding the threat of lithium-ion thermal runaways within medical centers and hospitals, which are at risk due to the hundreds of portable monitors and computer carts found within… Hospitals have had lithium-ion battery fires recently and it is more than likely they will continue to occur. If one happens within a multi-floored structure, it can be a disaster. Many firefighters only option is water (lots and lots of damage causing water), but keep in mind normal extinguishers and water may literally cause the lithium within to ignite and/ or explode.
As an emergency services provider and /or health care provider you or your team may be responsible for removing the threat from deep within a structure. Lithium-ion batteries can be frustrating in their unpredictability, ferocity, and refusal to extinguish. Your foresight in having our Preventer™ Brimstone Battery Containment Kits on hand will bring a simple and effective option into a potentially catastrophic scenario.