NCN-SFPE September 15th Meeting – Hayward

Please join us on September 15th, 2017 for the meeting and luncheon.
Hayward Fire Department

777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541

Conference Room 2A, 2nd Floor of City Hall Building

Energy Storage Systems

Fire safety concepts in the 2018 International Fire and Residential Codes

Energy storage systems are showing up in ever increasing numbers, which creates challenges for fire protection engineers and code officials who must address a new generation of fire safety concerns. These systems include modern stationary battery systems, electrical capacitors systems and other technologies. This session provides an overview of these systems and discusses requirements that will appear in the 2018 IFC, IBC and IRC. A good session for keeping you ahead of the curve on upcoming code requirements. 

Presenter: Howard Hopper , FPE –  Program Manager Codes and Advisory Services for UL

Howard Hopper is a fire protection engineer in UL’s Codes & Advisory Services Department, working out of the Fremont office. He coordinates UL’s fire and building code development activity, serves on many ICC and NFPA committees, and serves on the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire & Life Safety Section. He Chairs the Fire Code Action Committee’s Energy Storage System working group, and has been a driving force behind the development of code requirements that more effectively mitigate the hazards associated with modern battery storage systems.


  • 11:30am Check-in & Networking
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Presentation
  • 1:15pm Program Chair adjourns meeting
Member:  $45.00     Non-Member: $50.00/Non-Member

Receive a $10.00 discount if you register before Monday, September 11, 2017 Register at

As always, we look forward to your participation and attendance at this month’s local Chapter event.