European Hydrogen Emergency Response Training Program for First Responders
Final HyResponse project workshop will be held 15 September 2016 at ENSOSP (Ecole Nationale Superieure
des Officiers de Sapeurs-Pompiers), Aix-en-Provence, France. The workshop will gather the International First Responders and Hydrogen Safety
community with the view to present the final results of HyResponse training program and exchange ideas on the next steps for hydrogen
safety training. The program includes keynote presentations, exhibition of FCH technologies, visit and training in action at the first
operational platform for hydrogen safety training, virtual reality training sessions, etc.
HyResponse is a 'Coordination and Support Action (CSA)' project supported by EC Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and aiming to establish the World's first
comprehensive training programme for first responders, i.e. a European Hydrogen Safety Training Platform (EHSTP),
to facilitate safer deployment of FCH systems and infrastructure. The core training programme is threefold:
educational training, including the state-of-the-art knowledge in hydrogen safety, operational training on mock-up
real scale hydrogen and fuel cell installations, and innovative virtual reality training reproducing in detail an entire accident scenario,
including influence of first responder's intervention. Three pilot training sessions will be organised during the project.
The Emergency Response Guide, explaining details of intervention strategy and tactics, will be developed and included into
the pilot training sessions to receive attendees' feedback. The Advisory and Consultative Panel will be established to engage
as much as possible European stakeholders and provide highest outreach of the project results. The Panel membership will be open to first
responders, site operators, representatives and hydrogen industry, and car manufacturers throughout Europe. A website will stay active
for training of new comers after the end of the project. EHSTP will train first responders to deal with all safety aspects for a range of
hydrogen applications, including passenger vehicles, buses, forklifts, refuelling stations, backup power, stationary fuel cells for
combined production of heat and power, etc.
You will be able to find on this website the deliverables of the HyResponse Project, International Curriculum on hydrogen safety training for First Responders, Emergency Response Guide, links to relevant resources and RCS, information on the HyResponse pilot training sessions, workshop, etc.
Would you have any question on the HyResponse Project or this website, don't hesitate to contact us.
HyResponse project is a Coordination
and Support Action funded by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and supported by the European
Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. Project reference: 325348.