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MEDIA ADVISORY: Subcommittee Hearing to Examine Hazards Facing Fire Services

February 13, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology, led by Chairman Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY), will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 10:00 AM ET, to examine the various hazards facing fire services, particularly the dangers posed by lithium-ion batteries.

WHAT: A Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology hearing entitled “Examining Fire Hazards: Lithium-Ion Batteries and Other Threats to Fire Safety.”
DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM ET
LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building

Lori Moore-Merrell

U.S. Fire Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)

Daniel E. Flynn
Chief Fire Marshal, Fire Department of the City of New York

Stephen Kerber
Vice President & Executive Director, Fire Safety Research Institute, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Fire Chief John S. Butler
President and Board Chair, International Association of Fire Chiefs

Witness testimony will be added here.