The Clean Technology Centre is part of a project funded by the European Union Erasmus+ Programme to develop and implement a training programme of environmental skills for firefighters. The other Irish partner in the project is the Cork City Fire Brigade.
The partnership contains two partners with environmental and training experience and knowledge and six fire rescue services from six EU countries. The full partnership comprises:
- Frederiksborg Fire and Rescue Service (Lead partner), Denmark
- Clean Technology Centre at MTU, Ireland
- Technical University of Denmark
- Cork City Fire Brigade, Ireland
- National Fire Officers Alliance, Lithuania
- Cyprus Fire Service
- EuroBomberos, Spain
- UAB Learnkey, Lithuania
- Neptelia, Spain
The execution of the project will last 36 months (November 2020 to October 2023) and will include six major activities or stages:
Activity 1: Development
Activity 2: Translation
Activity 3: Initial Testing
Activity 4: Further development
Activity 5: Implementation
Activity 6: Final Development
Activity 7: Translation
Activity 8: Dissemination
The objective of the project is to develop the first open and multilingual e-learning platform for firefighters on green skills.
The e-learning platform will be accessible from computers, tablets and smartphones. The platform will be available in 5 languages (English, Danish, Lithuanian, Greek and Spanish) and it will contain six e-learning modules:
Module 1: Operations. How firefighters can carry out their daily operations out of the fire station (e.g. firefighting, activities related to SEVESO/COMAH installations and dangerous substances, etc.) in a greener way.
Module 2: Energy. How to reduce electricity consumption in the fire station.
Module 3: Water. How to reduce water consumption in the fire station.
Module 4: Waste. How to increase the percentage of the station waste that is recycled.
Module 5: Transport. How to reduce CO2 emissions.
Module 6: Society. How to promote sustainable behaviours in the local community.
Each e-learning module will include: an online course on the topic; an online tool to assess the learning outcomes from the online course and to produce a certificate; an online toolkit (set of tools, procedures, and supporting materials) to facilitate to firefighters the effective implementation of the sustainability measures described in the online course.