Introduction to Hydrogen Safety for First Responders | AIChE

Introduction to Hydrogen Safety for First Responders

This introduction to Hydrogen Safety for First Responders is a Web-based course that provides an "awareness level" overview of hydrogen for fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical personnel. This multimedia tutorial acquaints first responders with hydrogen, its basic properties, and how it compares to other familiar fuels; hydrogen use in fuel cells for transportation and stationary power; potential hazards; initial protective actions should a responder witness an incident; and supplemental resources including videos, supporting documents, and links relevant to hydrogen safety.

-Understand the properties of hydrogen, how it compares to other fuels, and the safety mechanisms of hydrogen systems
- Recognize and identify hydrogen vehicles, stationary power generators, storage containers, and refueling equipment
-Identify typical ignition sources and other potential hazards
-Execute initial "awareness-level" response actions

First Responders and Emergency Medical Personnel

Section 1:  Hydrogen Basics

Section 2: Transport & Storage

Section 3: Hydrogen Vehicles

Section 4: Hydrogen Dispensing

Section 5: Stationary Facilities

Section 6: Emergency Response

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    CHS - Center for Hydrogen Safety
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    1 hour
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