Certification

Here you will find testing information resources, emergency medical responder information, firefighter certification materials, and hazardous materials. Please click on a link to the left for more information. 

The “Voluntary Certification Program for Fire Fighters” began on June 21, 1979, when House Bill 1243 was signed into law. The "Hazardous  Materials Responder Voluntary Certification Program" was created by HB89-1223 which was enacted effective July 1, 1989. The general purpose of these certification programs is to measure the level of knowledge, skills and abilities possessed by firefighters and emergency medical responders (EMR), and to attest that these individuals meet nationally recognized standards. These competency-based standards permit evaluation of training programs and promotes uniformity in firefighter and EMR training.