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VFF: Block 4 - Haz Mat A&O


This course is based on NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter Block courses prepare the student for the Volunteer Fire Fighter State Certification Examination. The course is highly structured to provide academic information through a series of lectures and demonstrations augmented with visual aids. Practical skills are developed with a specified degree of proficiency through selected manipulative evolutions. Specific subject topics covered in Volunteer Fire Fighter Block 4 include Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations. This course meets the requirements of the mandatory Awareness/Operational training in hazardous materials required by Title III - Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. This course is recommended for all Volunteer Fire Fighters.

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Special Equipment - NFPA compliant SCBA and turnout gear, PASS device

Physical Requirements - This is a very physically demanding course which requires you to be in good physical condition.

Hours   40
Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

Required Text - Essentials of Fire Fighting & Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition
2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • 18 years of age
  • Emergency Care Provider or proof of First Responder that meets or exceeds the Department of Transporaton (DOT) Medical First Responder

Course Dates

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Saturday, April 29, 2017Thursday, May 18, 2017Falkville Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, May 01, 2017Saturday, May 20, 2017Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Tuesday, May 09, 2017Thursday, June 01, 2017Hanceville Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Wednesday, July 05, 2017Saturday, August 05, 2017Madison County Association of VFD's (In-State Students Only)Register
Thursday, July 06, 2017Thursday, August 10, 2017Gulf Shores Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, July 24, 2017Wednesday, August 30, 2017Boldo Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register

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