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Fire Fighter I/II Bridge Program

October 16

Semmes Regional Training Center

9010 Forest Street
Semmes, AL 36575

This course is based on NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. This is an entry-level bridge course for certified volunteer fire fighters who seek Fire Fighter I/II certification. This five-week course consists of a combination of classroom study, drill field practice, and training evolutions that prepare the fire fighters to perform most fire ground functions under the supervision of an officer or experienced fire fighter.


18 years of age; High school diploma/GED;(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified VFF; Physical Statement – AFC & PSC Form 05 – Must be completed and submitted prior to beginning any training leading to certification as a Fire Fighter or Volunteer Fire Fighter.; Successful completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within 12 months of start date; Successful completion of the Firefighter Proficiency Exam; Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter Continuing Education Affidavit; Prior to Certification as a Fire Fighter I/II: Certified HazMat A&O; Additional admission requirements


Instate Cost: 725

Out of State Cost: 0

Required Text:

Essentials of Fire Fighting, 7th Edition
Rapid Intervention Crew

Certification Course Syllabus
Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • NFPA compliant turnout gear and SCBA with spare bottle
  • PASS device
  • Navy AFC t-shirts, navy AFC shorts, and navy AFC sweat suit (seasonal) for physical training,       available at the Alabama Fire College Bookstore.
  • Running shoes