Project Director
EV FireSafe

Emma Sutcliffe is Project Director EV FireSafe based in Australia.

An operational firefighter, early EV entrepreneur, charging & electrification specialist, Emma Sutcliffe’s unique combination of interests led her to establish EV FireSafe, the only global database of verified electric vehicle battery fires.

Funded by the Australian Department of Defence & now referenced by a global network of experts, EV manufacturers & emergency agencies, Emma & her team provide data-driven learnings that enhance the safety of civilian & military emergency responders managing incidents involving electric vehicles, with a focus on those occurring at EV charging hubs. 

EV FireSafe’s work has opened an important conversation – what do emergency responders need to learn to successfully adapt to a world of electrified transport & how quickly can we get them there?

In this session, Emma will share data-driven findings on what is known, what needs to be tested & the emerging suppression & management techniques that may keep emergency responders safer in a world of EVs.

Data insights are freely available at & data-driven training is now line at