FDNY Lieutenant Paul Rogers has been with the New York City Fire Department since 1993. He is a Fire Prevention Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the FDNY Special Operations Command (SOC) Hazardous Materials Operations Unit. He serves on the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) NY Task Force 1 as a Hazardous Materials Manager. Lt. Rogers also serves as an FDNY liaison to the U.S. Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF). He is a voting member representing first responders for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 855, 1991, 1992, and 1994 and assists in the development of national standards for chemical protective clothing (CPC) and energy storage (ESS) emergency response and installations. Lt Rogers sits on the Fire Code Action Committee (FCAC) for the International Fire Code. He has been actively involved with UL, DOE, NFPA and the insurance industry working on ESS safety. 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.