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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

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Monday, July 24, 2017Wednesday, August 30, 2017Boldo Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Saturday, September 23, 2017Sunday, October 22, 2017Summit Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 30, 2017Saturday, December 16, 2017Laton Hill Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Thursday, November 02, 2017Saturday, December 02, 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