The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and our National Fire Academy (NFA) are working to advance the professional status and expand the knowledge and skills of fire and emergency services personnel. Our free training and education programs support fire departments and emergency services organizations in preparing for, preventing and responding to fires and other hazards.
The NFA works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies. Training courses and programs are delivered at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and throughout the nation.
This free, online self-study course teaches you about the roles and responsibilities of first responders at suspected arson fires. You will learn about basic arson detection procedures for scene security, evidence preservation and documentation. Read the course description.Apply For Q0379
USFA is working with state and local providers of training, education and certification to integrate these activities and enhance the overall professional development of the fire and emergency services. Read about our work to integrate training, education, experience and certification.
The symposium offers a range of topics and expertise in fire and emergency services career development for stakeholders, practitioners and educators. It also serves as a continuing education component by offering presentations and workshops that enhance training and education program development. Attendance is free. Register by May 1.
These one-page notices provide technical training and administrative tips for you to read and enjoy during your daily break. Explore Coffee Break Training.
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What is an Incident Management Team (IMT)? Who needs to have an IMT? What assistance does USFA offer in developing a Type 3 IMT? Find out about IMTs and how USFA can help with training.
Learn about a virtual reality training program for fire investigators and a skills crosswalk that identifies wildland firefighting skills needed by structural firefighters. Explore these training resources and more.