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.

Application period: CLOSED

The application period for our second semester (April 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2016) courses is open from Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2015. Here’s how to apply for courses and get a Student Identification Number.

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

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Featured course:
Effective Leadership Skills for Fire and EMS Organizations (R0332)

Are you a fire or EMS manager who wants to work more effectively with personnel in your organization? This course can help. You’ll begin with a self-assessment of your managerial strengths and weaknesses and use this assessment to build a professional and personal development plan tailored to your needs. Course modules include managerial style, stress management, conflict resolution, time management, counseling, communications, group dynamics, and human resource development. Read the course description.

First semester course dates: Nov. 9-20, 2015 | March 14-25, 2016 | View more dates

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NFA calendar

Sept. 10-12
Executive Fire Officer Program Graduate Symposium
Oct. 15
Second Semester application period opens
Dec. 15
Second Semester application period closes

Instructors and state officials

Information on how to become a contract instructor. Also, sign-in access for contract instructor bids and awards and the NFA’s annual course call for state and regional officials.

More resources for fire service training