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Battery & Energy Storage System Fire Safety

Lithium-ion battery technology, as well as other battery technologies are evolving at a pace that creates undeniable challenges for fire protection engineers and the fire service alike.  Green energy investment driven by federal, state and local agencies continues to support the advancement of novel battery technologies in a way that far outpaces the development and adoption of codes and standards used by authorities to regulate them.   

Batteries can pose significant fire risks that are often best addressed through a fire risk assessment, performance-based design and/or hazard mitigation analyses. Code Red Consultants can help clients manage and mitigate fire risk by leveraging our involvement in fire research, our in-depth knowledge of codes and standards, and our expertise in fire service operations.   

Our expertise can inform fire mitigation strategies relating, but not limited to: 

  • Electric vehicles, in new and existing parking garages or other enclosed structures such as tunnels. 
  • The storage and charging of battery-powered micromobility devices, such as E-bikes and E-scooters in parking structures, residential and office areas.  
  • Battery energy storage systems (BESS) located inside buildings and outdoor in remote locations or near exposures. 
  • Electric buses during operation, charging activities and storage. 
  • Manufacturing and storage of batteries 
  • Laboratory research and development  

Our services include: 

  • NFPA 855 and UL 9540A Compliance Analyses and Consulting 
  • NFPA 855 Hazard Mitigation Analyses (HMA) 
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) 
  • NFPA 551 Fire Risk Assessments 
  • Fire Protection System Design 
  • Fire exposure and toxic gas dispersion analyses 
  • Explosion Protection – NFPA 68 and NFPA 69 Compliance 
  • Emergency Operations Planning and Training 
  • Fire Service Training and Education 
  • NFPA 855 Commissioning