National Fire Academy

The National Fire Academy (NFA) works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies. Free training courses and programs are delivered at our campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, online and throughout the nation.

Second semester application period opens Oct. 15

The application period for second semester (Apr. 1 – Sept. 30, 2015) courses opens Oct. 15 and closes Dec. 15, 2014. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

About the National Fire Academy

Learn about our student eligibility criteria, prerequisites, earning college credit, reimbursement for training and more.

Courses, catalogs and schedules

Course catalogs, descriptions and schedules for on-campus, off-campus and online training offered by the NFA for the fire service.

Admissions and student information

How to apply for NFA training and instructions for planning a trip to our campus. You can also learn how to request a course transcript.

Training programs and activities

Information about the NFA’s Executive Fire Officer, Managing Officer, and Volunteer Incentive Programs, and the TRADE training network.

Instructors and state officials

Sign-in access for contract instructor bids and awards and the NFA’s annual course call for state and regional officials.

Featured course:
Wildland Urban Interface: Fire-Adapted Communities (R0614)

If you have responsibility for Wildland Urban Interface risk reduction operations in your agency, this course is for you. Learn how to develop a community coalition to create a fire-adapted community and how to create a community wildfire protection plan.

Jan. 18-23, 2015 | Mar. 22-27, 2015 | Aug. 2-7, 2015

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NFA calendar

October 15
Second Semester Application Period Opens
December 15
Second Semester Application Period Closes
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