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Energy Storage Systems - Fire Hazard Considerations WebinarTelgian fire protection industry expert Russell Leavitt, CFPS, SET will present a Fire Smarts “Energy Storage Systems – Fire Hazard Considerations” webinar on September 14, 2023, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern.  Ongoing power system advancements have allowed for the continuous operation of equipment as well as portability from one location to another. Efforts around sustainability continue to increase demands for the capacity to store energy for future use. Energy Storage Systems (ESS) meet the need for having reliable power supplies at a future time, but present serious challenges and hazards to the facility owner, fire protection engineer/consultant, and professional firefighter.

This webinar provides an updated understanding of the types of Energy Storage Systems, related construction methods, and the serious associated fire hazards. Current code requirements for ESS fire protection will be reviewed, along with current best practices to help ensure a safe environment for facilities and their occupants.

Telgian’s Russ LeavittAt the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the various Energy Storage Systems (ESS) in use today
  • Explain the fire hazards associated with battery storage systems
  • Describe the unique fire hazards when using Lithium-Ion batteries
  • Identify and apply current code requirements for Energy Storage System (ESS) fire protection


About Russell Leavitt, CFPS, SET

Russell Leavitt, CFPS, SET is the Executive Chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc. and the Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). With over 42 years of experience, he holds a Level IV certification from NICET in Fire Sprinkler Layout as well as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation.

In addition, he is the former Chair of the NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria Technical Committee and continues to serve on the committee along with the NFPA 13 Installation Committee and the NFPA 3, NFPA 4 909, and 914 Technical Committees.

Russ conducts seminars internationally on a variety of fire and life safety related subjects and has authored numerous industry articles and training materials. (For a complete bio, click here.)

For media inquiries or interview request with Russell Leavitt, CFPS, SET, please contact Susan McNeill

To learn more about the Energy Storage Systems – Fire Hazard Considerations Webinar or to register, please visit Fire Smarts.

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