Alabama Fire College
WETP Cooperative Agreement Awardee
Principal Investigator / Institution
- Kenneth (Kenny) Oldfield, CIH
Target Training Populations
Alabama Fire College will target members and employees of Native American tribes and public safety personnel involved with hazardous materials response and hazardous waste.
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.
- August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2015
Other Participating Organizations
- Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (http://www.nafws.org/)