Also, keep checking our training schedule at http://dps.alaska.gov/Fire/BFAST/bfastschedule.aspx for other training opportunities.
Use this website to find other tools to plan your drills and give some guidance to your veteran Fire Fighters and VPSO’s. You can also use these tools to help train newer members of your Fire Department. Download the Alaska Basic Fire Fighter training program, skill-sheets and training record at
Free Online Training is available from the following organizations. See their websites for specific course information.
National Volunteer Fire Council
National Fire Academy
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Alaska Basic Firefighter Certification
Village Public Safety Officer Fire Training Academy
The Office of Rural Fire Protection has the responsibility for conducting the Rural Fire Protection Specialist course at the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) Academy in Sitka. Students at this course are from small villages throughout Alaska. They are trained in firefighting, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and search and rescue. The Rural Fire Protection Specialist course includes setting up a small rural fire department, suppression training, providing fire prevention programs and managing the fire department within the village.