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14 Jun 2023

HyResponder Course Material - Part 2

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Framework for learning:

Level: Firefighters

This is a guide to the course material, and an overview of the learning outcome of each unit. The actual lessons are downloadable right here on CTIF.org, as PDFs and also printable for those who prefer to learn on paper.

Where there is videos to guide the students to visual learning, we will show a window to the uploaded videos to watch here on CTIF.org. There will also be URL links in the lessons, and QR codes for the printable versions, leading students to the videos which go with each unit. 

The embedded videos below were created in Belgium for the Belgian Ministry of Home Affairs and were translated and made into English versions, especially for the benefit of CTIF. They are to be seen as an example of what a fire academy or training facility can do with this basic material.  

 

 

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Gaseous Hydrogen: Operational Approach & Incident Strategies

Uses for hydrogen in vehicles -  Fuel Cell Vehicles -  Storage Pressures - Lithium Batteries - Dual Fuel Systems, Hydrogen Storage Cylinder Types - Thermal Pressure Relief Valves TPRDs - Safety Distance & Perimeters - Noise Disturbances - TICs for detection - Ventilation of Confined Spaces - Venting Tanks  - Incident Strategy: Hydrogen Car on Fire - Incident Strategy: Hydrogen Leak - Car Accident Strategies - Hydrogen Measuring and Detection - Refuelling - Leaks in Refuelling Stations - Fire in Refuelling Station 

Watch the strategies training video

 

 

Hydrogen Scenario: Burning Bus

One of the 12 cases developed with VR is a bus accident with multiple vehicles, involving a burning hydrogen bus in the central parts of a city. 

- Safety Distance - Victims - Thermal Imaging Cameras - 

Watch this scenario  

 

Unit 11: Confined Spaces

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about the use of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in confined spaces, for example in e. g. indoors, in car parks and tunnels.

3D rendering of a traffic pile up inside a tunnel

 

Essential resources:

Localised resources and European Emergency Response Guide. Confined spaces  Video Available 10

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 12: Refuelling Stations

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about gaseous and liquid hydrogen storage based refuelling stations and associated infrastructure for hydrogen mobility.

 

 

Essential resources

There are no special resources needed for this unit. Hydrogen refuelling stations & infrastructure

 

Photo of a person refuelling a hydrogen car

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 13: Gaseous Leaks

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about recognising localised elements required for an operational protocol to respond and manage hydrogen emergencies.

 

Thermal Imaging Cameras:

Thermal imaging camera of a training vehicle on fire

 

Essential resources:

Localised materials and resources are needed for this unit. The objective is to set, using the learning from other units, the context of the local fire and rescue response to an operational emergency European Emergency Response Guide Strategy and Tactics. Ignited gaseous leaks Virtual Reality

Video Available 5

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation:

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 14: Fuel Cell Vehicles

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about understanding fuel cell arrangements in cars and vehicles.

Diagram of a hydrogen fuel cellDiagram of a fuel cell chassi for a hydrogen car

 

Essential resources

Operational video:

Single car burning in open grounds

Several cars (multi-energy) incident in tunnel

Explosion in a FC container

European Emergency Response Guide Fuel Cell Vehicles. Vehicles fires Virtual Reality

Video Available 7-8

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 15: Fuel Cell Buses

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about understanding fuel cells on buses.

Diagram of a fuel cell bus

Essential resources

Video Bus Fire downtown European Emergency Response Guide Buses. Transportation Virtual Reality

Video Available 15

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 16: Fuel Cell Trucks

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about understanding fuel cells on trucks.

 

 

Photo of a semi tractor truck with the fuel tanks mounted on the back of the driver´s compartment.

 

Essential resources

Video H2 Bus Fire downtown H2 truck incident in commercial area (LH2 dump) Dismantled H2 trailer on motorway European Emergency Response Guide Trucks. Liquid hydrogen Virtual Reality

Video Available 13

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 17: Fuel Cell Trains

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

Objective:

This unit is about understanding fuel cells on trains.

Diagram of a fuel cell train

 

Essential resources:

Video train fire in countryside European Emergency Response Guide Trains. Transportation Virtual Reality

Video Available 14

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 18: Trailers

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about understanding transportation in trailers.

 

Photos of two different types of tanker trailers for transporting hydrogen.

 

Essential resources:

Operational video Bottle rack dispersion (dismantled rack and leak) European Emergency Response Guide Trailer. Small storage Virtual Reality

Video Available 18

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 19: Industrial Refuelling Stations

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

 

Objective:

This unit is about understanding arrangements at refuelling stations.

A 3D rendering of a firefighter in full protective gear assessing a hydrogen fire inside a warehouse.

 

Essential resources:

Video leak on the H2 feeding of a forklift station in a storage area European Emergency Response Guide refuelling Station. Explosion in a fuel cell enclosure Virtual Reality

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation:

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Unit 20: Generation Plants

Credit value: 0.2

Guided learning hours: 2

 

Photo of a safety release system at a hydrogen generation plant.Objective:

This unit is about understanding arrangements at generation plants.

 

Essential resources:

Video Ignited leak on the storages of a solar production site Sphere feed pipe leak in industrial storage (puddle) European Emergency Response Guide Stationary Power Generation Unit. Explosion in a fuel cell enclosure Virtual Reality

Video Available 1

 

Learning Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Explanation

To pass this unit, the trainee needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

 

Learning outcomes diagram

 

Standard Operational Practice and Tactics Sheets Annexe
New ERG: European Emergency Response Guide for Hydrogen