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VFF: Block 3


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 3 include Forcible Entry, Tactical Ventilation, Fire Control, Loss Control, Fire Origin and Cause Determination, Fire Fighter Survival. This course is recommended for all Volunteer Fire Fighters.

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment - NFPA compliant full turnout gear, a spare bottle, and PASS device.

Physical Requirements - This is a physically demanding course which requires students 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

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 Transporation (DOT) Medical First Responder

Course Dates

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Saturday, August 12, 2017Sunday, September 10, 2017Summit Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, September 11, 2017Saturday, October 28, 2017Laton Hill Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 02, 2017Thursday, October 26, 2017Logan Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757