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Lithium-ion Battery Fires - What Have We Learned in the Last Year?

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Join our webinar on Fire Service Hazards and Building and Fire Code Prevention Efforts for Lithium-ion Batteries and Energy Storage Systems!

Lithium-ion Battery Fires: What have we learned in the last year?
Presented By the Fire and Life Safety Section (FLSS)

Attention all fire service professionals, industry experts, and safety enthusiasts! We are excited to invite you to our upcoming webinar focused on Fire Service Hazards and Code updates on Prevention Efforts for Lithium-ion Batteries and Energy Storage Systems. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and stay at the forefront of fire safety practices in the rapidly evolving field of energy storage.

Presented by:
Michael O’Brian, Fire Chief, Brighton Area Fire Authority (Michigan)and International Director of the IAFC FLSS

Larry R. Cocco. Deputy Chief/Director Community Risk Reduction, Toronto (Ontario) Fire Services Canada, International Board Member IAFC FLSS

Patrick Durham, Captain, Troy (Michigan) Fire Department
Host: Richard Miller, IAFC Staff

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Deputy Fire Chief, Toronto Fire Services (TFS), Canada
Deputy Fire Chief Larry Cocco, Toronto Fire Services (TFS), manages the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division that is responsible for Fire Inspections and Enforcement, Fire Investigations, Public Education and Fire Protection Engineering within the City of Toronto; servicing more than three million residents, commuters and tourists. As part of the largest Canadian fire service, CRR conducts comprehensive inspections and investigations to analyze the unique characteristics of metropolitan community risks, utilizing evidence-based findings to develop optimal methods for risk management, formulate modernised public education, and consistently improve inspection and enforcement strategies. Larry has extensive experience in managing major fire incident investigations, as well as specializing in fire safety inspections and enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code.
Webinar hosting presenter
Troy Fire Department in Michigan, Captain and Training Officer
Patrick Durham serves as the Captain and Training Officer at Station 4 within the Troy Fire Department in Michigan. Additionally, Patrick is a skilled mechanical engineer, presently engaged in cutting-edge automotive industry projects. Notably, he has been involved in designing innovative multi-material battery structures for electric vehicles. Drawing from over 15 years of combined experience as a firefighter and engineer, Patrick has developed specialized training courses for firefighters, as well as YouTube content, focusing on various technical aspects, including the specific challenges associated with responding to incidents involving electric vehicles.

Furthermore, Durham is a member of the Technical Panel for Fire Safety of Batteries and Electric Vehicles at the UL Fire Safety Research Institute, where he contributes his expertise to advance the field of fire safety in the context of emerging battery technologies and electric vehicles.
Webinar hosting presenter
Fire Chief, Brighton Area Fire Authority, Chair of the IAFC Lithium Ion Battery Work Group
Michael O’Brian is the Fire Chief of the Brighton Area Fire Authority and the International Director for the IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section. Chief O’Brian is the past chair of the ICC Fire Code Action Committee and serves as the chair of the IAFC Lithium IOn Workgroup.
Webinar hosting presenter
Fire Program Manager, International Association of Fire Chiefs
Richard Miller has over 43 years of experience in the fire service industry as a career and volunteer firefighter and now as a Fire Service Program Manager for the Firefighter Safety Research Center at the IAFC. He has held the positions from Firefighter to Training Officer for the City of Fairfax Fire Department in Virginia. His goal is to provide knowledgeable factual information to the fire service industry to meet a diverse community by established leadership, that meets the needs of the leading Fire Chiefs.
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International Association of Fire Chiefs webinar platform hosts Lithium-ion Battery Fires - What Have We Learned in the Last Year?
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.