Firefighter and HazMat Certification

 

Firefighter Voluntary Certifications Program Rules

The “Voluntary Certification Program for Fire Fighters” began on June 21, 1979 when House Bill 1243 was signed into law. The general purpose of the certification program 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.

 

 

The "Hazardous Materials Responder Voluntary Certification Program" was created by HB89-1223 which was enacted effective July 1, 1989. The general purpose of the certification program is to measure the level of knowledge, skills and abilities possessed by responders to hazardous materials incidents and to attest that these individuals meet nationally recognized standards. These competency based standards permit evaluation of training programs and promote uniformity in hazardous materials responder training.