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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

Monday, February 27, 2017Saturday, March 18, 2017Hewitt-Trussville High SchoolRegister
Monday, February 27, 2017Saturday, April 15, 2017Mount High Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, February 27, 2017Saturday, April 15, 2017Somerville Area Volunteer Emergency Services(SAVES) (In-State Students Only)Register
Thursday, March 09, 2017Friday, April 21, 2017Montgomery Public SchoolsCourse is full
Monday, March 13, 2017Thursday, May 25, 2017Fort Payne Fire Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, March 13, 2017Friday, May 12, 2017Anniston Fire DepartmentCourse is full
Monday, March 13, 2017Monday, May 15, 2017Wetumpka Fire DepartmentRegister
Monday, March 20, 2017Wednesday, May 24, 2017Gordon Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Tuesday, March 21, 2017Friday, May 19, 2017Escambia County Readiness CenterCourse is full
Monday, April 17, 2017Saturday, June 03, 2017River Falls Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
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