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What Kind of Student Am I?

There are two types of students enrolled in a Firefighter I/II Recruit School. The students are either department sponsored or self-sponsored.


 What is a department sponsored student?

Department sponsored students are paid supression employees of an Alabama fire department.  Sponsoring department provides:

  • Tuition payment
  • Department Issued uniforms for daily wear
  • Department issued dress uniform for graduation

What is a self-sponsored student?

Self-sponsored students are students that are not working as paid supression employees of a fire department. They must attend the Firefighter I/II Recruit School at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa or an AFC Regional/Extension Recruit School.


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