Tips from Training: E-Bike & Scooter Fires/Emergencies
This tip sheet provides tactical considerations for all aspects of response to these incidents, including personal protective equipment, hazardous materials response, safety procedures to protect from thermal runaway, and more.
In the last year the FDNY has operated at nearly 50 documented fires that were related to e-bikes and
e-scooters. The origin of these fires is from the lithium-ion battery power source. In most cases, these
fires have started while the unit is being charged. Consider the following points regarding lithium-ion
battery fires and emergencies.