Introduction to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles for Incident Response | AIChE

Introduction to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles for Incident Response

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Increasing availability and adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) presents new safety challenges for First Responders (FR).

The Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) in collaboration with AIChE has developed a microtraining learning plan as part of the Hydrogen Safety for First Responders training. This 4-part multimedia course aims to better inform incident responders and support the safe handling and use of hydrogen in a variety of fuel cell applications.

This first course, and pre-requisite, of the First Responders MicroTraining learning plan, is an introduction that covers the properties of hydrogen and provides a basic understanding of fuel cell vehicles and how they operate.

The completion of this learning plan qualifies for a certificate of completion with 1.5 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit.

Click here to enroll in the First Responders Micro Training learning plan.


  • Unique properties of hydrogen
  • Different types of FCEVs
  • How a fuel cell operates and powers FCEVS
  • Basic incident-response guidelines

Fire Responders and law enforcement.

  • About this Training Series
  • Welcome
  • ELA261: Introduction to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles for Incident Response
  • Course Objectives
  • A Growing Market and Impact
  • Microlearning Video – Introduction to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Key Takeaways
  • Quiz Assessment for ELA261

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    CHS - Center for Hydrogen Safety
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    25 minutes
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