Energy Storage and Solar Systems Safety Online Training

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Item #: OLS041KIT
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  • Description

    Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and solar panels are rapidly becoming a reality across the United States. To help the fire service handle the unique challenges presented by these new technologies, NFPA has developed the Energy Storage and Solar System Safety Training Course. 

    In approximately three hours, this self-paced program effectively trains students through animations (including 3D), engaging videos, review exercises, simulations, and engaging videos.

    NFPA®'s self-paced online training Energy Storage and Solar Systems Safety Training teaches you how to safely deal with emergency situations involving high voltage commercial and residential energy storage and photovoltaic systems -- i.e., solar panels.

    The interactive and dynamic online curriculum covers the following:

    • Introduction to energy storage and solar system concepts including applications, types, and terminology
    • Basic electrical theory
    • Introduction to battery energy storage (including Lead Acid, Lithium Ion, Sodium Sulfur, and Flow Batteries) and solar systems
    • Failure modes and hazards
    • Pre-incident planning
    • Emergency response procedures and more

    These concepts are taught through the use of highly-interactive learning courses which include videos, graphics, 3D animations, simulations, and data review exercises, and you can repeat any section on demand, to help reinforce your knowledge.

    Upon completion of the Energy Storage and Solar Systems Safety Online Training, you should be able to:

    • Effectively conduct pre-incident planning
    • Identify and operate battery and solar system emergency disconnects
    • Effectively conduct mitigation and emergency response procedures including investigations and air monitoring
    • Identify the various types of energy storage and solar systems
    • Understand basic battery and solar system function and design
    • Identify the various failure modes and hazards associated with ESS and solar
    • Respond to emergencies including electrolyte releases, overheated batteries, fires involving battery and solar systems, and environmental events
    • A built-in learning management system lets you exit the program at any time and return where you left off, so you can maximize time and schedule training around professional demands

    Demonstrate your proficiency in course content by completing a series of data reviews at the conclusion of each training course and final scenario room activities, and pass these reviews and earn your Certificate of Attendance from NFPA.



    Who Will Benefit:

    Fire Service personnel who may respond to incidents involving high voltage energy storage systems.



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  • Certification Learning Paths

    Whether for your personal growth or for the growth of your entire organization, NFPA® Learning Paths can help plot a successful journey to advanced certifications. This new series of web-based training is specifically designed to help you feel confident in the subject matter of the certification exam. The training process is delivered conveniently and remotely online so you can get it all done on your own terms, at your own pace.

    Current online training Learning Paths:

    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) Learning Path
      The CFPS Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the Fire Protection Handbook®. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th edition, to the exam. If you do not already own the Fire Protection Handbook, it is available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Protection Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training


    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 180 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.


    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.


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