Home Firearm Safety Course
The Albemarle Sheriff's Home Firearm Safety Course is a non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. This is a four-hour course developed by the National Rifle Association for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught the three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.
Students will receive the NRA material on Firearm Safety, Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and a course completion certificate.
Frank MooreFirst Steps Program Coordinator
Deputy Sheriff-Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office-Operational First Sergeant-Reserve Division Eight Years of Volunteer Service Deputy Sheriff Reserve Division; Certified Civil Process and Courtroom Security Officer; Department of Criminal Justice Services General Instructor and Firearms Instructor; Search and Rescue Team Member; NRA Certified Firearms Training Councilor; NRA Certified Chief Range Safety officer; NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation Instructor; NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor; NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor; NRA Eddie Eagle Children’s Gun Safety Program Coordinator.
J. E. "Chip" Harding
Albemarle Sheriff's Office
411 E. High Street Bldg "B"
Charlottesville, Va 22902