Blue Card Certifications, Accreditations, and Awards

NIOSH Recommended:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has referred to and has recommended following the policies and procedures found in the Fire Command and Command Safety text books. NIOSH has made references and recommendations based on Chief Alan Brunacini and Fire Command for over 70 Hazard Zone (IDLH) Firefighter LODD reports. Learn More

Blue Card Hazard Zone Incident Command Standard:

The Blue Card IC Training and Certification Program is based on the Textbook "Fire Command" written by Alan Brunacini. The Hazard Zone Incident Command Standard was finalized in 2009 and was adopted by the IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) Alternative Standards Council. The state of Minnesota was accredited by IFSAC to certify their IC's using the Type 4 & 5 IC Standard. Learn More

American Council on Education (ACE):

Blue Card Hazard Zone training and achievement of IC Certification is eligible for 5 college semester hours at the upper division level (300-400).


The following organizations have endorsed Blue Card Hazard Zone Incident Command Training:

  • Great Lakes Division – International Association of Fire Chiefs - Great Lakes IAFC
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs Safety, Health and Survival Section - IAFCS
  • Center for Public Excellence - CPSE
  • International Society of Fire Service Instructors - ISFSI
  • Fire Department Safety Officers Association - FDSOA
  • Texas Fire Chiefs Association – TFCA

Grant Eligibility

Many departments have been successful in utilizing grant funding for Blue Card and the HazMat IC Certifications. Please contact to be put into contact with departments that have been successfully awarded grants.

World Class eLearning:

Awarded "Best Compliance Course" at the eLearning Guild DevLearn national conference.

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