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About the speaker

Thomas Bensen C.F.I., C.F.I.I., C.V.F.I., C.F.E.I.

CoFounder, Principal
Energy Storage Response Group (ESRG)

Thomas A. Bensen has been a full-time fire investigator since 2000, working both public and private fire investigations. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Safety Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and has trained at the Georgia Fire Academy and the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. Thomas also has experience as a firefighter and in law enforcement as well as with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.  Tom has conducted numerous large-scale fire tests on lithium batteries.  Tom is a current committee member of NFPA 855 and has presented numerous times regarding the investigation of energy storage systems and firefighter response to energy storage systems. Thomas’s certifications include: Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI), Certified Fire Investigator Instructor (IAAI-CI), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI), Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (NAFI), Certified Fire Instructor, Certified Fire Fighter II, Certified Peace Officer, Instructor, Department of Homeland Security

Learning Lab:
De-risking Energy Storage: System Safety & Preparing for Operational Hazards, Thursday August 27, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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