National ER Program from Fuel Cell Seminar 2013


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Jennifer Hamilton's presentation about CaFCP's work to develop a national training template for first responders. Given at Fuel Cell Seminar 2013.

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  • static display of vehiclesopportunity for participants to drive the vehiclesstation tourfueling demonstrationrescue tools (Auto-extrication events)use of a hydrogen flame prop vehicledemonstrate a hydrogen flame; visualize with a thermal imaging camerarun rescue drills
  • National ER Program from Fuel Cell Seminar 2013

    1. 1. A National Template for ER H2 FCV Education Jennifer Hamilton #259 September 23, 2013
    2. 2. Background • Lack of education for first responders on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles • Members of CaFCP recognized need & developed program for California • Other programs in other regions followed • Intention has always been to pass along material/information • Timing was never appropriate • Until now….
    3. 3. CaFCP ER program Developed in 2002 Overhauled in 2006 Updated regularly Added permitting education in 2008 Deployed to over 5,600 first responders and permitting officials • Contributed to the DOE’s program curriculum • • • • • » Assist with the deployment and delivery » Reached over 25,500 (online and operations programs)
    4. 4. Recognized need for a national program Annual Merit Review, May 2012 Realized various & similar first responder programs Increase in training requests Developed the concept for a nationally available ‘template’/program • Planted the idea with DOE staff then » Cultured the idea • Stakeholder in-person meeting at 2013 AMR » Follow up meeting with PNNL (developed the existing DOE ER • • • • prop program) » Got the National Program into their Operating Plan (pending approval) • Here we are!
    5. 5. Review of existing programs • • • • Attended/reviewed Spoke with individuals Online information Examples of positive elements in existing programs to include in the ‘template’: » Online, self-paced access to information » Ability to broadly disseminate information » Smart phone apps allowing for quick access to essential information » Quality illustrations/graphics
    6. 6. Program content • Based largely on existing programs • Consistent, vetted content and messaging on: » » » » » Hydrogen Vehicles Infrastructure Safety Deployment • Provide resources » Slides » Links » Videos
    7. 7. Basic content outline A. Introduction to hydrogen » Properties, uses, safety B. Fuel Cells » How a fuel cell works » FC applications (brief overview)  Stationary, industrial truck, back up power C. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles » How they work, compare to other vehicles, fuel storage, emergency response (scenarios), extrication suggestions D. Fueling stations » Various elements, safety features, how it works, emergency response
    8. 8. Example scenarios • Vehicle submersion • Single vehicle fire • Multi-vehicle collision (various kinds of light and heavy duty vehicles) • Above-ground parking garage incident • Station fire incident
    9. 9. Overarching message • Over all goal of the program: » Balance the amount of information given » Participants conclude:  Not ‘bombs’   No more dangerous than current vehicles; many similarities  Can incorporate a FCV into and follow their SOP/SOG’s
    10. 10. In addition to class room… Sacramento Metro FD Beverly Hills FD Corona Auto-X DOE Prop Course, HAMMER
    11. 11. Status • Working to put together content • Present a ‘straw man’ to the stakeholders • Speaking to potential users/implementers » » » » NFPA (June, 2014) National Fire Academy CA Office of Emergency Services CA Office of the State Fire Marshal
    12. 12. CaFCP Members Air Liquide Air Products Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Ballard Power Systems California Air Resources Board California Department of Food and Agriculture California Energy Commission California State University-Los Angeles Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies Chrysler Daimler Energy Independence Now General Motors Honda Hydrogenics Hyundai Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis Linde North America, Inc. National Fuel Cell Research Center, UC Irvine National Renewable Energy Laboratory Nissan Powertech Labs Proton OnSite Sandia National Laboratories South Coast Air Quality Management District Southern California Gas Company SunLine Transit Agency Toyota U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency US Hybrid Volkswagen 12
    13. 13. Visit Jennifer Hamilton Safety & Education Specialist 916-375-4914 direct 916-267-4083 cell