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Alabama Fire College

Principal Investigator / Institution

Kenneth (Kenny) Oldfield
Tel 205-655-6572, ext. 4001
Workplace Safety Training
Alabama Fire College
7291 Gadsden Highway
Trussville, AL 35173

Program Contact

Theodore (Ted) Krayer
Program Director
Tel 205-655-6572
Workplace Safety Training
Alabama Fire College
7291 Gadsden Highway
Trussville, AL 35173

Program Description

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The Alabama Fire College (AFC) Workplace Safety Training program provides training to two worker populations under the Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP) and the HAZMAT Disaster Preparedness Training Program (HDPTP): members and employees of Native American tribes nationwide, and public safety personnel within the southeastern United States. Both target populations face significant health and safety risks due to potential exposure to hazards. AFC will target the thousands of firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, police, and sheriff's patrol officers in the Southeastern states where the program has been most active: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

AFC is joined by the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society to promote the training to tribal emergency response personnel. This training will include AFC's existing courses in topics such as hazardous materials emergency response, incident command systems, air monitoring, mass casualty incident triage, meth lab awareness, and responder safety during natural and man-made disasters.


The AFC Workplace Safety Training program will provide training to Native American and public sector emergency response personnel that will prepare them to safely respond to hazardous materials releases resulting from transportation and industrial incidents, natural and man-made disasters, and illegal drug labs. The 592 federally-recognized Native American tribes have 1.9 million tribal members living in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. The program will target tribal members and employees who serve as first responders in the event of a disaster. The training will enable these workers to protect themselves, their co-workers, and their communities from hazardous materials and other hazards encountered during disaster response operations.

Project Duration

  • August 1, 2020 - May 31, 2025 (HWWTP, HDPTP)

Grant Numbers

  • U45 ES006155 (HWWTP, HDPTP)
  • U45 ES006155-30S1 (COVID Supplement)

Other Participating Organizations

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