Fire Response & Extrication of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle | AIChE

Fire Response & Extrication of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

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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.

In this second course of the First Responders MicroTraining learning plan, you’ll learn about the impact of fire on hydrogen storage and high-voltage battery and the proper guidelines for fire response and extrication.

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.


  • Thermally-activated pressure relief devices (TRPDs) and implications for fire response
  • Similarities in fire-response between FCEVs and other vehicles
  • Differences in fire-response between FCEVs and other vehicles
  • Guidance for extrication operations

Fire Responders,and law enforcement

  • Welcome
  • Course objectives
  • Unique Hazards of FCEVs and Why it Matters
  • Microlearning Video
  • Key Takeaways
  • Quiz Assessment for ELA262

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    CHS - Center for Hydrogen Safety
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  • Duration:
    25 minutes
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