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European Hydrogen Emergency Response training programme for First Responders

Objective

The HyResponse project will 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 EHSTP will provide first responders with the unique hi-tech training facilities, the original training materials based on a curriculum to be developed by professionals in the field of fire and hydrogen safety science and engineering that form the consortium. 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. First responders will acquire professional knowledge and skills to contribute to FCH permitting process as approving authority. Contemporary engineering tools to assess accident scene status and facilitate decision making will be developed. 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.

Coordinator

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES OFFICIERS DE SAPEURS-POMPIERS (ENSOSP)

Address

1070 Rue Du Lieutenant Parayre
13798 Aix En Provence

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 438 231

Administrative Contact

Marc Lopez (Mr.)

Participants (6)

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AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED BUSINESS

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 335

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 348 470

AREVA STOCKAGE D'ENERGIE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 578 560

FAST - FEDERAZIONE DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI SCIENTIFICHE E TECNICHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 89 200

THE CCS GLOBAL GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 136 757

CRISIS SIMULATION ENGINEERING SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 176 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 325348

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 503 522,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 858 453

Coordinated by:

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES OFFICIERS DE SAPEURS-POMPIERS (ENSOSP)

France