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VFF: Block 1


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 1 include orientation and fire service, fire department communications, NIMS, fire behavior, fire fighter safety and health, personal protective equipment, SCBA, portable fire extinguishers, water supply, fire hose, and fire streams. This course is recommended for all volunteer fire fighters.

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

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

Physical Requirements - This is 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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Wednesday, March 20, 2019Saturday, April 20, 2019Madison County Association of VFD's (In-State Students Only)Register
Friday, March 22, 2019Sunday, March 31, 2019Pine Level Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, April 22, 2019Saturday, June 1, 2019Standing Rock Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Wednesday, June 5, 2019Tuesday, July 2, 2019Cleveland Volunteer 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