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VFF: Block 2


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 2 include fire and life safety initiatives, building construction, ground ladders, ropes, webbing and knots, structural search, and victim removal. This course is recommended for all volunteer fire fighters.

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment - NFPA compliant full turnout gear, spare bottle, and PASS device.

Physical Requirements - 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 Transportation (DOT) Medical First Responder

Course Dates

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Monday, October 14, 2019Friday, December 20, 2019Piedmont High SchoolRegister
Monday, October 21, 2019Thursday, December 19, 2019Gulf Shores High SchoolRegister
Monday, October 21, 2019Thursday, December 19, 2019Anniston High SchoolRegister
Monday, October 28, 2019Tuesday, December 17, 2019Dekalb County Career TechRegister
Wednesday, October 30, 2019Friday, December 20, 2019Escambia County Readiness CenterRegister
Monday, November 4, 2019Saturday, December 21, 2019Heflin Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, November 4, 2019Saturday, December 21, 2019East Limestone Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Tuesday, November 5, 2019Monday, December 23, 2019Marion Military InstituteRegister
Monday, January 13, 2020Saturday, February 22, 2020Florala Fire Department (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