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The Alabama Fire College was awarded an Assistance to Firefighter Grant in 2019. The purpose of the grant was to update and upgrade our learning management system, which will allow users to streamline the input, management, & output of data for AFC employees, fire departments, and firefighters/EMT’s. Our goal is to give departments and firefighters … Continue reading Access the new Department Dashboard!

July 2022 Newsletter

Personnel Standards & Education Commission: Commissioner Mike Green's appointment with AAVFD expires this month. Commissioner Josh Bryant will take the Oath of Office on July 20th and will be the AAVFD representative going forward. There will be a Commission work session on July 19th at 1200 and the Commission meeting will take place on July 20th … Continue reading July 2022 Newsletter

AMAS CORNER

ICS 214 Unit Log The purpose of the ICS 214 Unit Log is to capture details of an Alabama Mutual Aid System (AMAS) Teams activity. These logs provide the primary reference for extracting information for inclusion in a daily sit-rep, after-action reports, and are likely to be required for reimbursement. Example: ICS 214 Unit Log … Continue reading AMAS CORNER

May 2022 Newsletter

Calendar of events: May 25: Alabama EMS Challenge (Opelika Public Library)May 30: Closed (Memorial Day)June 2-6: NFA Three-State Weekend Trip (Emmitsburg, MD)June 6-9: Alabama Surface Mine First Responder CompetitionJune 21-23: SEAFC Leadership Conference (Mobile, AL)July 4: Closed (Independence Day)July 19: Personnel Standards & Education Commission Quarterly Work SessionJuly 20: Personnel Standards & Education Commission Quarterly … Continue reading May 2022 Newsletter

NIST WUI to present research presentation seminars virtually in July 2022

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fire Group conducts research to reduce the risk of fire hazards in WUI communities, including mission-related measurement science research and services to develop WUI fire risk exposure metrics, predict the spread of fires in WUI communities, assess the fire performance of structures and communities, … Continue reading NIST WUI to present research presentation seminars virtually in July 2022

FY22 Weekend Class Schedule Released

Scheduling can often be an impediment to training for many volunteer firefighters. We have scheduled the following list of courses to be held at the Alabama Fire College main campus on weekends, tuition-free for our state's volunteer fire fighters. Required textbooks and materials can be purchased at our Bookstore, either in person or online at … Continue reading FY22 Weekend Class Schedule Released

Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response (PTER) Training

The Amtrak Emergency Management Department is currently conducting an outreach initiative for emergency responders to ensure they have an Amtrak personal contact and resource person to assist them and their organizations in the preparation, response, recovery, and training for an Amtrak emergency or incident. The attached Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response (PTER) Handbook is provided … Continue reading Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response (PTER) Training

NFA Classes available for department delivery; deadline set for November 14

If your department is interested in hosting a six-day National Fire Academy-sponsored class before November 14, 2021, there are classes available! The National Fire Academy has funding that has not been spent to deliver these programs and needs to have locations committed prior to August 27 . The number of classes is very limited; email rvaughan@alabamafirecollege.org … Continue reading NFA Classes available for department delivery; deadline set for November 14

Important Certification and Curriculum Updates

Marine Fire Fighter: NFPA 1005, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Marine Fire Fighting for Land-Based Fire Fighters, 2019 EditionNEW BOOK – IFSTA’s, Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Firefighters, Third EditionTransition Date: Fall 2021 Fire Officer I, II: NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 EditionNEW BOOK, IFSTA’s, Fire & Emergency Services Company … Continue reading Important Certification and Curriculum Updates