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VFF: Module I


This course is based on NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter Module 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 Module I include: Intro to Fire Service and Firefighter Safety, Communications, Building Construction, Fire Dynamics, and Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment. This course is recommended for all Volunteer Fire Fighters.

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

Special Equipment - NFPA Compliant Turnout Gear • SCBA and Spare Bottle • 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, 7th Edition

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • 18 years of age
  • Physical Statement - AFC & PSEC Form 05
  • Prior to Certification as a Volunteer Fire Fighter: (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Course Dates

Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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Monday, November 2, 2020Saturday, December 19, 2020Piney Chapel Volunteer Fire DepartmentRegister
Monday, November 2, 2020Saturday, December 19, 2020Shiloh-DeKalb Volunteer Fire Department -- Time - 6pmRegister
Monday, November 2, 2020Saturday, December 19, 2020Falkville Fire & RescueRegister
Monday, January 11, 2021Thursday, February 18, 2021Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, January 11, 2021Saturday, February 27, 2021Pike Road Fire DepartmentRegister

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