Retired Hazmat Specialist on Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Safety and Mitigation & Committee Member of the NFPA 855 Standard
New York City Fire Department
Paul Rogers is a retired lieutenant from FDNY after serving the City of New York for 32 years.
As an FDNY officer, Lieutenant Rogers was Fire Prevention Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the FDNY Special Operations Command (SOC) Hazardous Materials Division. Rogers serves on the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (USAR) 1 as a Hazardous Materials Manager, and previously has deployed with FEMA USR 1 to Haiti shortly following the devastating earthquake. He also served as an FDNY liaison to the U.S. Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF). He currently is a voting member representing IAFF , for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 855 and participates with the International Fire Code Action Committtee for Energy Storage systems . Lt Rogers was FDNY representative for the Office of Technical Certifications and Review for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) within the New York City Department of Buildings and wrote ESS operational guidelines for the FDNY. He has taught all FDNY Staff Chiefs and Incident Commanders about their role in responding to ESS. Lt. Rogers has also participated in numerous projects for the National Grid, Consolidated Edison, AT&T and Kinder Morgan within the renewable energy sector and the development of standards, codes and regulation related to first responders. Lt Rogers developed a national online training course dealing with ESS first responder operations for the NFPA. He has written several articles on renewable energy and first responder/safety issues including “Responses to Energy Storage Systems,” published in the June 2015 issue of Fire Engineering. Since retiring from FDNY M.r Rogers consults with clients on the safe installations of Enrgy storage Systems in the built environment.