NFPA offers energy storage systems safety resources and training for fire service

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Dec 15, 2016

As the world continues its shift towards renewable energy generation, Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are rapidly becoming a reality across the globe. ESS capture energy for use at a later time and convert the energy for more convenient or economical storage forms; they are found in business facilities, high rises, and single-family and multi-unit residences across the country.


We are now offering an array of resources and training to help the U.S. fire service prepare for the new hazards that this emerging technology poses. Our Energy Storage System Safety Training program includes self-paced online training, an instructor-led classroom course, an educational video series, and a quick reference guide designed to better prepare the fire service for ESS fire incidents.


In addition to developing ESS resources for the fire service, NFPA approved NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems earlier this year to address the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of ESS. 



For more information on this initiative, please read the full press release