Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV): Emerging Applications and Safety Management  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

While alternative energy options for fleets are increasingly focused on plug-in electric vehicles, hydrogen offers another option for electrification using fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are no longer vehicles of the future—they are available today. This training provides an overview of FCEV technology and how it can be utilized for federal fleets. Fueling infrastructure options and safety considerations are included in the training.


Nick Barilo, licensed Fire Protection Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Research, Inc.  

The instructor for this course is Nick Barilo, licensed Fire Protection Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Barilo has dedicated his career to reducing risks to personnel and property and has performed fire hazard and risk analyses, provided fire protection engineering consultation and oversight for high-risk facilities,
designed and engineered fire protection and life safety systems, and participated in fire investigations.
He attained a Professional Engineering license in fire protection in 2003.

Learning Objectives

By successfully completing this training, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on traditional fuels;
  • Understand how to save money through increased reliability of fleet vehicles/fork trucks;
  • Be aware of safety design underlying all FCEV applications; and
  • Select hydrogen safety management resources for FCEV applications.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: