The AFC Bookstore will close at Noon on December 21, and will reopen on January 3. The Fire College will be closed December 23-January 3.
Save the dates!
- Janary 24: Electric Vehicle Awareness via Zoom, 6-9pm
- February 24-26: Fire Explorer Weekend (registration will open soon)
- March 10-12: NFA Weekend Trip (registration will open soon)
- March 21-26: Fire College Week in North Alabama (registration will open soon)
- Spring 2023: Pilots expected to be conducted for Boat Operator and Peer Support courses
Alabama EMS Challenge
- January 11: Birmingham Fire & Rescue: Station 2
- January 18: Wallace State Community College
- February 8: Birmingham Fire & Rescue: Station 2
- February 22: Childersburg Fire Department
- March 8: Fultondale Fire & Rescue
- March 22: Talladega Superspeedway
- April 12: Birmingham Fire & Rescue: Station 2
Alabama Fire Service Professional Development Conference
Register now, the attendee registration fee will increase to $220 on January 21! Visit www.alabamafirecollege.org/2023conference for registration and info.
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Get Alarmed, Alabama! Smoke Alarm Program
423 fire departments are now participating in the smoke alarm distribution program. To learn more about the program, visit www.alabamafirecollege.org/smokealarms.
2023 weekend classes for volunteer firefighters
Download a flyer. 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.
Traffic Incident Management classes
The ALDOT Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program brings together all agencies involved in clearing an incident from the roadway. 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. View and register for available courses at www.alabamatim.org.
Changes to NFPA Standards 1006 and 1033 prompt curriculum and certification updates
The NFPA Standards Committees update standards typically every five years to ensure that the most up-to-date information, technology, and industry standards are included in the curriculum that is produced and used in classroom delivery. To maintain accreditation with Pro Board and IFSAC, the AFC has a two-year deadline to update to these new editions. As such, we are updating the following courses to meet the new standards for NFPA 1006 (Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications) and NFPA 1033 (Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.) The books have been finalized and are listed below. Pilot courses are planned for Spring 2023, with a tentative transition to new books, curriculum, and standards planned for Summer 2023. Technical Review Committees, along with our Certification, Curriculum, and Training personnel are working diligently to finalize curriculum and testing elements. Learn more.
Volunteer Rescue Student Tuition Reimbursement Program
Since 2019, there have been 48 students participating in the Volunteer Rescue Student Tuition Reimbursement Program, and the tuition costs reimbursed to those participants totals $94,247. Learn more.