Resources

Need additional information about the important issues you deal with as a first responder?

From specialized vehicle tags to community risk reduction, and everything in between, we've compiled a list of commonly requested resources.

Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs

The Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs is a fellowship of fire chiefs and senior chief officers from across the state dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and information to advance the delivery of emergency services throughout the state

Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments

The Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments (AAVFD) represents Alabama’s volunteer firefighters.

Alabama Distinctive Fire Fighter Tags

Find out if you’re eligible to apply for a distinctive fire fighter tag.

Alabama Firefighters Association

The Alabama Firefighters Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to being a leader in enhancing the education and the safety of the citizens of Alabama through the Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS).

Assistant State Fire Marshal's Office

The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s mission is to provide inspection services, conduct investigations of fires and explosions, insurance fraud, prevent the commission of arson and related crimes, protect lives and property from fire and explosions, and provide visitors and citizens of the state a safe environment in which to live, work, and play.

Alzheimer’s Association

As a first responder, it’s critical to understand how to best approach situations involving someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Approaching Alzheimer’s: First Responder Training program is a free, online training that features high-quality content in an interactive format, developed by the Alzheimer’s Association with input from first responders.

Alabama EMS Challenge

Alabama EMS Challenge is a free continuing education opportunity for EMS providers in Alabama.

View upcoming classes

Alabama Firefighter Memorial

The Alabama Fire College is proud to be the home of the Alabama Firefighter Memorial to honor firefighters of Alabama who have given their lives in the Line-of-Duty and to pay tribute to those firefighters who heroically serve with pride, courage, and honor. Personalized brick pavers can be sponsored to be placed at the Memorial.

Alabama First Responder Peer Support

Alabama First Responder Peer Support offers free, confidential peer support. Because they are first responders themselves, AFRPS members are motivated by compassion and are available to help you confront the realities of a career as a first responder.

Alabama Joint Fire Council

The Joint Fire Council is made up of 7 associations and state agencies: Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs, Alabama Association Volunteer Fire Departments, Alabama Firefighters Association, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Alabama, Alabama Forestry Commission, Alabama State Fire Marshals Office, and Alabama Fire College. The purpose of the Joint Fire Council is to promote unity, cooperation, and goodwill among organizations with a direct interest in the fire service in Alabama. This council reviews all Fire Laws and/ or Bills pertaining to the Fire Service of Alabama.

Alabama Power Safe-T-Zone

Alabama Power’s high voltage safety program, called Safe-T-Zone, was designed with first responders in mind and with input from the Alabama Fire College. This custom-built trailer generates 14,400 volts and uses both primary and secondary voltage to demonstrate the potential dangers of overhead and underground power lines. *Due to COVID19, Alabama Power is offering free DVDs of the program to teach about the importance of safety around electricity.

Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy

The mission of the Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy is to broaden and enhance the management and leadership skills of select members of Alabama’s public safety agencies through a directed program exposing members to key strategic elements relevant to public safety organizational success.

Apply for the 2022-2023 class!

American Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi

The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them, and by educating people about home fire safety. The Red Cross offers educational programs to all age groups on fire prevention and emergency preparedness. 

Community Risk Reduction

Prepare your community to reduce specific risks and identify potential hazards.

Council on Substance Abuse

The COUNCIL ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE (COSA) is a 501 (c)(3) private non-profit organization founded in 1973 to promote the understanding that alcoholism and other drug dependence are preventable and treatable diseases. COSA offers training valuable to FIRST RESPONDERS.

As a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), COSA’s programs and services are designed to:

  • PREVENT or DELAY the onset of substance use disorders and related behavioral health issues.
  • EDUCATE and INFORM the public on substance use disorders and related behavioral health issues.
  • ENCOURAGE and SUPPORT proper diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and long-term recovery for individuals with substance use disorders and their families.

Firefighter Cancer Support Network

Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.

Free First Responder Mental Health Care from University Medical Center

First Responder & Health Care Professional Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone, but especially hard for first responders and health care professionals. It’s critical for these groups to stay mentally healthy during this pandemic. UMC is providing free mental health care to these groups.

Get in touch to set up a session (205) 348-7802 & acru@ua.edu.

Get Alarmed, Alabama! Smoke Alarm Program

If you live in Alabama, you are twice as likely as the rest of the nation to die as a result of fire. Fire departments in Alabama are participating in a smoke alarm initiative to make sure all homes in our state are outfitted with smoke detectors. Participating fire departments will assist the requester by installing the smoke alarm in the home.

Fire Explorers

Fire Service Explorer posts help youth gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities. Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

Job Board

To have your department’s job postings listed, contact us at webadmin@alabamafirecollege.org.

Line of Duty Death Assistance

We provide necessary assistance and support to families and fire departments of fallen firefighters.

Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational employment and wage estimates are developed for Alabama, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Estimates for industry sectors statewide are also available.

Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama

Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama represents Alabama’s professional fire fighters and emergency medical workers.

Project FREEDOM: Free Narcan Training for First Responders

The rate of opioid deaths in Alabama has MORE THAN DOUBLED from 2012 to 2017, which had 422 recorded opioid overdose deaths. Project FREEDOM, which stands for First Responder Expansion of Education and Distribution of Overdose Medication, wants to fix this problem. Project FREEDOM is a four-year, $3.2 million-dollar project that is focusing on 14 rural Alabama counties – Blount, Cullman, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, Shelby, Walker, and Winston. It is also focusing on two urban counties – Jefferson and Tuscaloosa. Their goal is to reduce opioid overdose deaths in rural Alabama by educating first responders on how to handle these types of overdoses.

UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy

The UL FSRI Fire Safety Academy is a special software application developed for the delivery, administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of educational materials developed to disseminate the research findings of the UL FSRI and ultimately increase the knowledge of the fire service. The Fire Safety Academy provides access to interactive, online courses and allows learners to track and document successful completion of this online training.