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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
  • Physical Statement (AFC & PSC Form 05)
  • Emergency Care Provider or proof of First Responder that meets or exceeds the Department of Transporation (DOT) Medical First Responder
  • Prior to certification as a VFF: HMAO certification

Course Dates

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Monday, September 16, 2019Saturday, November 2, 2019Appleton Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, September 16, 2019Saturday, November 2, 2019Lakeview Fire Protection District (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, November 4, 2019Saturday, December 21, 2019Asbury Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, January 6, 2020Tuesday, March 17, 2020Dekalb County Career Tech (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, January 6, 2020Friday, March 6, 2020Piedmont High SchoolRegister
Monday, January 6, 2020Wednesday, February 26, 2020Escambia County Readiness CenterRegister
Monday, January 6, 2020Thursday, March 19, 2020Anniston High SchoolRegister
Monday, March 2, 2020Saturday, April 18, 2020Florala Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register

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