Online Training

Solar PV Safety for Firefighters

With consumers going solar in nearly every state, the likelihood that firefighters will encounter solar electric systems on residential and commercial properties is increasing dramatically every year.  This course was developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and the International Association of Fire Fighters.

The Solar PV Safety for Firefighters Course is designed to give firefighters the knowledge necessary to feel confident and safe when responding to fires on Solar PV-equipped structures - to better understand the potential hazards.  Topics include system identification, the hazards associated with operating at a structure with a system installed, and tactical considerations surrounding buildings containing PV systems.
Course Cost:  FREE
Register for "Solar PV Safety for Firefighters"

Responding to Utility EmergenciesResponding to Utility Emergencies

Responding to Utility Emergencies is one of the most demanding events that first responders face.  We often have limited knowledge of the dangers surrounding these events.  This program is designed to increase your awareness of these dangers and ultimately help reduce injuries and deaths at a utility emergency.  This course is delivered in an online independent study format and is designed to provide electrical emergency awareness level training to emergency responders.  This course provides an introduction to the physical properties of electricity, provides an understanding of electricity and the electrical distribution system, and discusses the issues involving a safe response to electrical emergencies.  Students who complete the program and successfully complete the online exam receive a certificate of completion.  Training Officers are able to access the "Training Toolbox", which is full of supplemental resources.

Course Length:  Approximately 3 hours
Course Cost:  Free
Register for "Responding to Utility Emergencies" and begin the course.

NIMS logoNational Incident Management System (NIMS) Courses

A number of free online ICS courses are offed by FEMA/Emergency Management Institute. 

For additional information on NIMS/ICS training visit their website.



NIMS-related courses offered online by Emergency Management Institute

NHI LogoNational Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training was created by responders for responders. This course provides first responders a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. First responders learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.  This training was developed under the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), and is being provided to you by the FHWA Office of Operations.


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Traffic Incident Management

The Responder Safety Learning Network delivers free training modules and downloadable resources in various aspects of safety related to traffic incident management. These modules and resources proceed from the basis provided by the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management, which promotes coordinated and consistent response protocols across all agencies with jurisdiction of traffic incidents.


National Association of State Fire Marshals Professional Development Opportunities

Pipeline Emergencies - Awareness
Pipeline Emergencies - Operations
Pipeline Emergencies - Technician
Liquified Natural Gas Emergencies 101
Implementing a Residential Sprinkler Program
Evaluating Fire Risk in Existing Buildings
Why Data?  Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Reporting



Vermont Fire Academy
93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05763

Phone:  802-483-2755
Toll free:  800-615-3473
Fax:  802-483-2464

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