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Alabama Fire College

WETP Cooperative Agreement Awardee

Principal Investigator / Institution

Kenneth (Kenny) Oldfield, CIH
Tel (205) 655-6572 x2001
Fax (205) 655-6579
Workplace Safety Training Program
Alabama Fire College
7291 Gadsden Highway
Trussville, Alabama 35173

Target Training Populations

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Alabama Fire College will target  members and employees of Native American tribes and public safety personnel involved with hazardous materials response and hazardous waste.

Program Description

Alabama Fire College (AFC) provides training under the Hazardous Waste Worker Training (HWWT) Program. AFC provides courses to three populations of workers who share the need for general and specialized training in topics related to CFR 1910.120, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response . The overall goal is to improve the health and safety of members of Native American tribes and public safety personnel, by helping them reduce exposures to hazardous chemicals in their workplaces and communities. Classes include Hazardous Materials Awareness Train-the-Trainer, First Responder Awareness Level, First Responder Operations Level, Incident Management Systems, Clandestine Drug Lab Awareness, WMD Awareness, Radiological/Nuclear Awareness, Fit Testing Train-the-Trainer; Air Monitoring for Emergency Responders; Confined Space Rescue; and Training Techniques for Adult Learners. Classes are taught in train-the-trainer mode, with materials and support provided for peer trainers through a web-based Trainer Support Network.

Project Duration

  • August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2015

Grant Numbers

  • U45ES006155

Other Participating Organizations

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