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Alabama Fire College

WTP Cooperative Agreement Awardee

Principal Investigator / Institution

Kenneth (Kenny) Oldfield
Tel 205-655-6572, ext. 2001
Fax 205-655-6579
koldfield@alabamafirecollege.org
Workplace Safety Training Program
Alabama Fire College
2501 Phoenix Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405

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 will be joined by the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society and United South and Eastern Tribes 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.

HDPTP

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, 2015 - July 31, 2020 (HWWTP, HDPTP)

Grant Numbers

  • U45 ES006155-25 (HWWTP, HDPTP)

Other Participating Organizations