Understanding the risks and rewards of lithium-ion and energy storage systems

  • October 26, 2023
  • 1:00pm-3:00am
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Laura King

Risks and rewards of lithium-ion and energy storage systems

Lithium-ion batteries are fragile, and any electrical, thermal, or mechanical abuse can initiate thermal runaway.​

E-bikes and e-scooters are everywhere, and over-charging them is a fire hazard.

Energy storage systems provide clean, low-cost, long-duration sources of energy, but they also present significant life-safety hazards – and they're found in every municipality.

This interactive session provides resources for firefighters and educators to deal with lithium-ion and energy storage systems, educational resources, and access to free online training. There are lots of cool videos too!

Laura King

Laura King is the regional director for NFPA in Canada. Laura is from Cape Breton, has lived and worked across Canada and the United States, and is excited to be back at the FSWO confernce!