Emergency Medical Services
- We anticipate having more than 50 paramedic students beginning in the fall term.
- EMT self-study, self-paced course: We have 50 students who have taken the course; approximately 40 have passed the NREMT (80% pass rate).
- Reimbursement Program: Four years ago, the state appropriated $125,000/year to incentivize volunteers and rescue squad members to attend EMT training. This was a reimbursement based on proof of obtaining a State EMT license. They have subsequently included Advanced EMT and Paramedic as eligible for the tuition reimbursement.
- 10 EMT Fee-Waivers for VFFs/Rescue Squad members: One of the concerns of the Alabama Community College System and volunteers is that some volunteers may not have the resources to pay the upfront costs to attend EMS training. AFC will be offering 10 fee waivers to volunteers to gauge volunteers’ interest in a scholarship program as opposed to the reimbursement program. Visit www.alabamafirecollege.org/vff-emt for more information and to apply.
- We have received inquiries regarding training for Paramedics that want to take their training to the next level. The Alabama Fire College is considering offering a course in collaboration with a leader in the Critical Care industry, IA MED. This training would have dual purposes; to prepare Paramedics to sit for the FP-C or CCP-C Examination and also to function as a NREMT Refresher. This training would consist of a 100-hour, online, self-study course. This would be self-paced and the student would have access to the content for one year. The Alabama Fire College would pair an optional 4-day, in-person test prep for the students that plan on sitting for their IBSC exam. Whether you want to fly or not, the patients deserve the best chance we can give them. Work to be the highest practicing Paramedic you can with us at the Alabama Fire College! If you are interested in this course, please fill out the contact form and we will keep you updated on the offering. Thank you for your feedback!
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2023 weekend classes for volunteer fire fighters
These courses will be held two weekends per month (approximately) and taught by our regular instruction cadre to ensure volunteers receive the same training as others. Students must provide proof of volunteer fire department affiliation. To register, call 1(800)241-2467.
- Rapid Intervention Crew: January 7, 8, 21, 22
- Wildland Fire Fighter: January 7, 8, 21, 22
- RT: Vehicle and Machinery Extrication I: February 11, 12, 25, 26
- RT: Confined Space I/II: March 4, 5, 18, 19
- Mobile Water Supply: April 29, 30
- FAO: Pumper: May 6, 7, 20, 21
- Fire Officer III: June 10, 11, 24, 25
- Fire Investigator I: July 8, 9, 22, 23
- Fire & Emergency Services Instructor I: August 12, 13, 26, 27
- RT: Rope I: September 9, 10, 23, 24
Traffic Incident Management classes
The ALDOT Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program brings together all agencies involved in clearing an incident from the roadway. Together, they strive to make incident management safer for the responders and motorists and work to reduce the time needed to reopen travel lanes and get traffic moving again. TIM is a collaborative and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders. ALDOT recognizes the importance of TIM in maintaining the operational safety and efficiency of the state’s roadways. The Traffic Incident Management Program is a comprehensive multi-agency, multi-discipline program, led by the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) and focused on the three National United Goal (NUG) objectives: responder safety, safe quick clearance, and prompt, reliable incident communications. The classes are for any discipline that may respond to or work with a traffic incident including the following: Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire/Rescue (F/R), Law Enforcement (LE) (City, County, State), Towing and Recovery (T&R), Transportation/Public Works (DOT), Coroner, Utility Company, and others. CEU’s are available and seating is limited. View and register for available courses at www.alabamatim.org.